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Heat’s Jimmy Butler (toe) out vs. Raptors

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Apr 2, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) drives on Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) during the second half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the host Toronto Raptors due to a left toe injury.

Butler, 32, didn’t look the worse for wear on Saturday when he scored 22 points in Miami’s 127-109 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

He is averaging 21.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 55 games this season for the Eastern Conference-leading Heat (50-28). Miami entered play on Sunday with a 1 1/2-game advantage over the second-place Milwaukee Bucks (48-29).

The Heat also announced Sunday that center Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) and guard Gabe Vincent (toe) have been ruled out versus the Raptors.

Dedmon, 32, is averaging 6.3 points and 5.8 rebounds in 66 games (15 starts) in 2021-22.

Vincent, 25, has chipped in 8.8 points and 3.1 assists in 65 games (26 starts) this season.

–Field Level Media