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Jimmy Butler says he'll play for Miami against Indiana on Monday

From NBA Twitter and media reports

Aug 8, 2020 10:50 PM ET

Jimmy Butler's last encounter with T.J. Warren was less than cordial.

Jimmy Butler will not miss his on-court reunion with T.J. Warren.

Marc Stein of The New York Times reports Butler has stated his intentions to play for the Heat on Monday when they face the Pacers, setting up the first meeting between him and Warren since their January scuffle. That encounter ultimately saw Warren ejected, with Butler adding an extremely expressive farewell in the process.

 

Warren leads the NBA in scoring since the regular season resumed in Orlando. The sixth-year forward is averaging 34.8 points on 60.5 percent shooting, including 55.6 percent from 3.

Butler has missed the last three games with a foot injury, a span in which Miami has gone 1-2, including Saturday's loss to Phoenix. The Heat have subsequently slipped into a tie for fourth with Indiana, with the 76ers just a half-game behind with three remaining.

Butler is averaging 20.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists in his first season with Miami since being signed and traded from Philadelphia last offseason.


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