Chicago Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler left Friday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets late in the second quarter with a sprained left knee. Butler did not return to the game, which the Bulls lost 115-110, after blowing an 18-point lead late in the third quarter.
Coach Fred Hoiberg said after the game that Butler will have an MRI on Saturday in Minneapolis. The Bulls play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, the sixth game on a seven-game road trip.
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN
76ers’ Joel Embiid Listed as Doubtful for Game 3 in Miami
All-Star center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 3 of the Philadelphia 76ers’ first-round series against the Heat on Thursday.
The series is tied 1-1, and Embiid has missed both games.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Cavs’ Love Suffers Torn Ligament in Thumb, Will Play in Game 3
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love suffered a partially torn ligament in his left thumb in Wednesday night’s Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Despite the injury, head coach Tyronn Lue said Love will be “ready to go” in Game 3 on Friday in Indianapolis. X-rays taken after the game came back negative. The Cavs won 100-97 to tie the Eastern Conference first-round series at 1-1.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN