Knicks – Heat Injury Report: Is Jimmy Butler COMPETING against Jalen Brunson on Game 6?

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The Kaseya Center will host Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks on Friday night.

The most recent Injury Report for New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat

The New York Knicks will try to prevent the Miami Heat from carving their name into NBA history when they play Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Friday night in Miami.

With its back against the wall, fifth-seeded New York won 112-103 on Wednesday to cut the best-of-seven series deficit to 3-2.

Miami was only the second No. 8 seed to reach the conference finals, and the first since the New York Knicks accomplished so in the spring of 1999.

Coach Tom Thibodeau was eager to credit Jalen Brunson after he stuffed the stat sheet for New York on Wednesday.

Brunson ended with 38 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists in 48 minutes of play.

Brunson told reporters before Wednesday’s game that there had been no discussion about his extended workload.

Brunson wasn’t alone in playing the complete 48 minutes, as fellow guard Quentin Grimes did as well.

Key Injuries for New York Knicks

  • Immanuel Quickley (Ankle): Game Time Decision
  • Jericho Sims (Shoulder): Out for the season


A win on Friday, or a win in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden on Monday, would send Miami to the Eastern Conference finals for the third time in four seasons.

Butler is expected to take the court against the Knicks in Game 6 on Friday, despite suffering a sprained right ankle.

Despite his ongoing ankle ailment, Butler is expected to play in the fourth game in a row that he has been scheduled for.

He has averaged 24.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.5 blocks in 41.0 minutes across the first four games of this series.

The Heat have won all four of their home playoff games so far.

Key Injuries for Miami Heat

  • Haywood Highsmith (Knee): Game Time Decision
  • Caleb Martin (Back): Game Time Decision
  • Jimmy Butler (Ankle): Game Time Decision
  • Victor Oladipo (Knee): Out for the season
  • Tyler Herro (Hand): Expected to be out until at least Jun 2