Jimmy Butler made a triumphant return from injury as the Miami Heat downed the New York Knicks 105-86 on Sunday morning AEST to take a 2-1 lead in their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series.
Butler, who sat out Miami’s game two defeat in New York on Tuesday after rolling his ankle in game one, showed no sign of the problem as he once again led the Heat’s scoring with 28 points, four rebounds and three assists.
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Butler was one of four Miami players to finish in double figures in a game that the eighth-seeded Heat led from start-to-finish.
Max Strus finished with 19 points, including three three-pointers, while defensive linchpin Bam Adebayo weighed in with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Kyle Lowry added 14 points for…