Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro, PJ Tucker all miss practice due to injuries

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Tim Reynolds: Caleb Martin (right ankle), PJ Tucker (right calf), Tyler Herro (non-COVID illness), Jimmy Butler (knee) did not practice today. Neither did Kyle Lowry.
Source: Twitter @ByTimReynolds

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tyler Herro did not practice today due to non-Covid illness. Also held out were Caleb Martin, Kyle Lowry, Jimmy Butler, PJ Tucker. – 12:11 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Heat say Jimmy Butler (knee), Kyle Lowry (hamstring) P.J. Tucker (calf) and Tyler Herro (non-COVID illness) did not practice today. – 12:10 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bunch of guys did not practice today:
Caleb Martin (ankle)
PJ Tucker (calf)
Kyle Lowry (hamstring)
Jimmy Butler (knee)
Tyler Herro not here with non-Covid illness – 12:09 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Caleb Martin (sprained right ankle), P.J. Tucker (calf strain), Jimmy Butler (knee), Kyle Lowry (hamstring) and Tyler Herro (non-COVID illness) did not practice today. – 12:09 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Caleb Martin (right ankle), PJ Tucker (right calf), Tyler Herro (non-COVID illness), Jimmy Butler (knee) did not practice today. – 12:08 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Young isn’t sure if he’ll need surgery on his thumb. He said it was discussed after the injury but he ruled it out because he wanted to finish the series.
Word is he was offered the blue oven mitt that Lowry famously wore for treatment during 2019 playoffs, but declined. – 11:00 AM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Looking back at the regular season matchup between PHI and MIA….
G1: no Butler, Adebayo, or Herro; no Harden
G2: no Adebayo; no Harden
G3: no Lowry; no Harden
G4: no Embiid, no Harden
The one time Harden faced MIA as a Net this season: 14/7/7 – 10:12 AM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philadelphia will see an old friend in Round 2. They discuss preparing for Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat on Monday. #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/lists/sixers-r… via @SixersWire9:43 AM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Danny Green says Kyle Lowry texted him before Game 5 saying “see you this weekend” and probably jinxed them that night – 10:33 PM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Jimmy Butler going back to Philly to remind them he’s taken Miami to the Finals since they chose not to re-sign him will be one of more intriguing subplots of a series that will be filled with them. Kyle Lowry back home. Joel Embiid vs Bam Adebayo. James Harden vs…South Beach. – 9:32 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
It’s up to Kyle Lowry now to add even more to his Raptors resume by beating Embiid and the Sixers for the 401st, 402nd, 403rd and 404th times in the last 6 years. – 9:05 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
So a total of $55,000 in fines to the Heat today, between the organization, Jimmy Butler, and now Markieff Morris
Jimmy Butler has his focus elsewhere
Bam, Tucker, and others agreeing:
Tyler Herro for 6MOY pic.twitter.com/MozVMCwP736:01 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — Miami Heat, Jimmy Butler each fined $15,000 for obscene gesture by forward on team bench. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:02 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: Both Jimmy Butler and the Heat have been fined $15,000 for Butler thrusting his hips suggestively — and the Heat posting a clip of it to their social media –during Miami’s closeout win over Atlanta es.pn/3vo2lea3:31 PM

Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
Jimmy Butler and Victor Oladipo on the same page #miamiheat si.com/nba/heat/miami…3:27 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Jimmy Butler fined $15K by NBA for ‘obscene gesture’ on bench; Heat fined for posting it on social media
cbssports.com/nba/news/jimmy…3:25 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
DeRozan “Summer of Hell” vs. Jimmy Butler Bootcamp? Hmmm … – 3:08 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Jimmy Butler fined for pelvic thrusts, Heat fined for posting them nba.nbcsports.com/2022/04/28/jim…3:07 PM

Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
Here’s a look at the gesture that got Jimmy Butler fined in Game 5 by the NBA si.com/nba/heat/miami…2:55 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#NBA hits Jimmy Butler $15K and #Heat $15K. pic.twitter.com/ypDAiNcr6s2:42 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Miami Heat, Jimmy Butler each fined $15,000 for obscene gesture by forward on team bench. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…2:39 PM

Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
Fine for Jimmy Butler: si.com/nba/heat/miami…2:28 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Jimmy Butler and the Heat were both fined. pic.twitter.com/jI8FaT5hIA2:24 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
The NBA has fined Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler $15,000 for making an obscene gesture, the league announced. – 2:21 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler was fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture. The franchise was also fined $15,000 for posting it on social media. – 2:16 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler getting fined off a reaction to a Max Strus play is fitting – 2:12 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per NBA: “Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations. The Heat organization has also been fined $15,000 for posting the act on social media.” – 2:08 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Well, that was a bad typo. No, the NBA did not FIRE Jimmy Butler. Let’s try this again.
The NBA has FINED Jimmy Butler and the Heat $15,000 apiece, Butler for making an obscene gesture, the Heat for making a GIF out of it. – 2:07 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The NBA has fired Jimmy Butler and the Heat $15,000 apiece, Butler for making an obscene gesture, the Heat for making a GIF out of it. – 2:06 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The NBA has fined Jimmy Butler $15,000 for an obscene gesture and fined the Heat another $15,000 for putting it on the internets. pic.twitter.com/hWMRUpch0p2:05 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler has been fined 15k for making an obscene gesture. – 2:04 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
PJ Tucker to open the playoffs:
– 53% shooting from 3
– 64% shooting less than 10 feet from the basket: the floater
– Held Trae Young to 29% shooting
– Dominant post-up play?
Right behind Jimmy Butler in terms of 1st round importance pic.twitter.com/ErnI2uqhTv9:25 AM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Raptors win tonight, and Joel Embiid basically gets 1 day off to rest up that injured finger before the second round
And that’s even if they win the series
Kyle Lowry will have gotten 10 days rest by Monday… – 8:43 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — Erik Spoelstra wants Heat to become ‘cave’ men, as Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry recover sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…6:02 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Forget the Warriors’ new mondo lineup, the Heat actually have the best 5-man group of these playoffs:
Kyle Lowry/PJ Tucker/Jimmy Butler/Bam Adebayo/Max Strus are a playoffs-best +37 in 35 minutes, with a +54.6 net rating — both best of any lineups that have played 20+ min – 3:32 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra wants Heat to become “cave” men, as Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry recover. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…12:52 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra wants Heat to become “cave” men, as Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry recover, with team idle until Monday. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Also: Caleb Martin steps forward; Hawks lament final moment gone bad. – 11:10 AM

Dwight Jaynes @dwightjaynes
Miami held Trae Young to 11 points on 2-12 shooting last night to close the Hawks out. Without Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry. Never won Coach of the Year but Erik Spoelstra was and is the best coach in the NBA. – 10:31 AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Depth and defense lead Heat to series-clinching playoff win over Hawks. Takeaways and details from the Game 5 win without Butler and Lowry miamiherald.com/article2607363… Oladipo reflects on his journey to last night’s playoff moment, how the Heat’s defense won the series and other stuff – 9:49 AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: Depth and defense lead Heat to series-clinching playoff win over Hawks. Takeaways and details from the Game 5 win without Butler and Lowry miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Heat now has nearly a week off before opening the second round on Monday at FTX Arena – 12:12 AM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Butler and Lowry coaching from the sideline:
“That was their job tonight.”
“He gave me some tips.” – 10:23 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
No Jimmy Butler or Kyle Lowry in an elimination game in the playoffs?
Still get the win?
Erik Spoelstra is a madman – 10:06 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat push through Butler, Lowry absences and past Hawks 97-94 to win series 4-1. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…9:58 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
No Lowry, no Butler… no problem
Heat advances to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. They won 4-1 the series vs the Hawks.
Victor Oladipo was outstanding (23pts, 3asts, 3stls), Bam dominated in the rim (20pts, 11rebs).
Next chapter? Sixers or Raptors. #HEATCulture9:57 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Victor Oladipo tonight:
23 PTS
3 STL
8-16 FG
3-6 3P
The Heat close it out without Butler and Lowry. pic.twitter.com/ajmOQEqfVf9:56 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Hawks cut the deficit to three, but Heat respond with big 5-0 run on a 9-foot-jumper from Herro and a three from Oladipo.
Heat ahead 84-76 with 7:29 to play. – 9:24 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Hawks come back
Herro and Oladipo answer
Wild shot in the lane from Herro over the taller defender
Now the Dipo spin and three – 9:23 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
The Heat needed Tyler Herro tonight and he has been all about it. – 9:23 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Victor Oladipo, Caleb Martin, Gabe Vincent, and Max Strus are leading Miami right now up double digits at the end of the 3rd
In an elimination game for the Hawks
Without Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry – 9:08 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry doing a lot of coaching from the bench tonight. – 8:53 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Caleb left wrist. Herro goes back in. – 8:15 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat now on a 17-0 run and lead Hawks 54-40, without Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry. – 8:14 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler out, so PJ Tucker pulls off the weak-side double to poke it free in his name
Plus, that might’ve been his first ever transition opportunity – 8:00 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Really like Atlanta hitting the offensive glass hard. Miami is small, and they also don’t really have anybody who will push the ball with Lowry out and Oladipo on bench. – 7:31 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra may go with an eight-man rotation tonight. So far three Heat reserves have played: Herro, Martin and Robinson.
And looks like P.J. Tucker could get the backup center minutes again tonight instead of Dewayne Dedmon. – 7:29 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Big Tyler Herro minutes coming up. Oladipo checks out with 8 points in 8 minutes, the Heat tied at 18 with 3:21 to go in the 1Q.
Herro is the main shot-creator on the floor with Vincent, Robinson, Martin and Bam. – 7:28 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Hawks’ D against Strus and Herro has been good so far on the DHOs. – 7:23 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tyler Herro now enters. – 7:21 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Victor Oladipo being called in the starting lineup
Bam Adebayo called last with Butler and Lowry out pic.twitter.com/rexs1T6kyU7:10 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
What Erik Spoelstra had to say a few minutes ago about Jimmy Butler’s knee injury, and the approach entering Game 5 without both Butler and Lowry miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…5:53 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Get ready for a lot of this from Tyler Herro
Should see a good amount of high PnRs pic.twitter.com/CEyDGhpo8d5:47 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Nate McMillan suspects that Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson will see bigger roles with Butler out.
I asked him about Game 4 and Victor Oladipo, whom he coached for three seasons in Indiana. pic.twitter.com/tRLZYS1JvC5:43 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro and Caleb Martin getting warmed up: pic.twitter.com/0Ev1kuCKfj5:41 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Heat said Butler knee was sore yesterday, worse today,and training staff said best he not play today. Lowry out. Everyone else available. – 5:19 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler‘s status is such that he could be available if a game is needed Thursday in Atlanta. There also would be a chance for a Kyle Lowry return for such a game. For now, it could be up to the likes of Victor Oladipo, Gabe Vincent and Caleb Martin. – 4:35 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
You thought PJ Tucker saw a lot of post-ups last game without Lowry?
Wait til tonight without Lowry and Butler
Bam/PJ post split show – 4:21 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: Jimmy Butler out for Heat in Game 5 vs. Hawks because of knee inflammation. The latest on what’s known miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Butler and Kyle Lowry out for Heat tonight – 4:15 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
No Jimmy Butler fo the Heat in Game 5 vs the Hawks. Heat’s depth gonna shown once again. Both Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson are expected to have extended minutes on tonight’s game. Coach Spo has the way to make up Butler’s absence. #HEATCulture
sdna.gr/mpasket/959462…4:03 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
No Kyle Lowry
No Jimmy Butler
Time for the future to step up in a playoff atmosphere… pic.twitter.com/GlbGuZqmEB3:50 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler out tonight with right knee inflammation, per Heat. Kyle Lowry also out.
So … yeah. – 3:49 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Heat say Jimmy Butler won’t play tonight with right knee inflammation. He and Kyle Lowry both out for Miami as the Heat try to close out their series in Game 5 tonight at home. – 3:48 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
No Jimmy Butler or Lowry tonight. Butler has knee inflammation. – 3:47 PM

More on this storyline

Sarah K. Spencer: I asked Nate McMillan what he things will change, with Jimmy Butler out for the Heat: “… He does a lot for them. But they still have a really good group over there.” -via Twitter @sarah_k_spence / April 26, 2022

Dave McMenamin: Erik Spoelstra says there are no medical imaging tests scheduled for Jimmy Butler’s knee. The team is unaware what specifically caused the soreness, whether it was a specific moment from Game 4 or general wear and tear. -via Twitter @mcten / April 26, 2022

Dave McMenamin. Jimmy Butler is out for Game 5 with inflammation in his right knee. A source told ESPN that Butler woke up feeling soreness in the knee and is considered day to day moving forward. Miami, already without Kyle Lowry, will have its depth tested -via Twitter @mcten / April 26, 2022