Heat's Jimmy Butler (calf) misses fourth consecutive game

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Friday, December 29, 2023

Miami Heat star forward Jimmy Butlerwas ruled out of Thursday's game against the host Golden State Warriorsbecause of a calf injury.

It was Butler's fourth consecutive game sidelined by the injury.

Heat guard Kyle Lowry (soreness), forward Caleb Martin (ankle) and guard Josh Richardson (back) also sat out the game, which was the first of a five-game road trip.

Butler, 34, averages 21.5 points and 5.2 rebounds to go along with a team-leading 4.6 assists in 23 games (all starts) this season.

Lowry, 37, averages 9.4 points, 4.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 28 games (all starts).

Martin, 28, averages 11.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 20 games (10 starts).

Field Level Media contributed to this report.