The Miami Heat will face the Milwaukee Bucks without Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic. Butler (right foot soreness) and Dragic (sprained left ankle) were ruled out for Thursday’s game against the Bucks — Miami’s fourth of eight seeding games at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista. It marks the first game this season the Heat has had to play without both Butler and Dragic.
Bam Adebayo had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Heat never trailed in beating the Celtics 111-106 on Tuesday to remain alone in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics had their lead for the No. seed cut to 1 1/2 games over the Heat.
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