Butler is coping with proper knee irritation that has bothered him periodically in the course of the postseason. He additionally missed the clinching Recreation 5 of the first-round sequence in opposition to the Atlanta Hawks on April 26 on account of knee woes.
Butler had eight factors earlier than exiting Recreation 3 after averaging 35 factors over the primary two video games.
Boston additionally has some key gamers banged up as level guard Marcus Sensible (proper ankle) and massive man Robert Williams III (left knee) are questionable and ahead Jayson Tatum (neck/shoulder stinger) is possible.
“Marcus has some swelling in his ankle, took a fairly dangerous sprain,” Celtics coach Ime Udoka informed reporters on Sunday. “Completed the game, however he’s gonna really feel it a little bit extra (Sunday). Getting labored on and getting therapy. See how he feels (Monday).
“Jayson is ok. It’s a stinger that went away fairly rapidly. And the Rob has improved. Feels higher than he did (Saturday). … It’s everyday. We’ll try it out (Monday) and see how he feels.”
Butler is considered one of six Miami gamers listed as questionable. The others are ahead P.J. Tucker (knee) and guards Tyler Herro (groin), Kyle Lowry (hamstring), Max Strus (hamstring) and Gabe Vincent (hamstring).
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