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Miami Heat Jimmy Butler (ankle) leaves game vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Nov 10, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) moves the ball against Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 10, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) moves the ball against Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Heat star Jimmy Butler sustained a right ankle injury and exited Miami’s Wednesday game against the host Los Angeles Lakers.

Butler scored seven points in the first quarter and didn’t play in the second. The Heat announced the injury at halftime and said Butler was out for the game.

Butler had scored 20 or more points in six consecutive games prior to Wednesday. On the season, he was averaging a team-high 25.3 points in addition to six rebounds and 5.5 assists.

–Field Level Media