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Heat All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler, who turned his left ankle at the end of the first half Wednesday night, was wearing a wrap on his left ankle Thursday during a press conference with reporters.
Game 2 of the best-of-seven NBA Finals is Friday (9 p.m. ET, ABC).
Despite all the setbacks, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and his team have prided themselves on not using excuses throughout the season. That attitude hasn’t changed as the Heat attempt to regroup in the series.
“At this point, it’s all hands on deck,” Spoelstra said Thursday. “And it’s not like the guys that were potentially sliding into the rotation haven’t played before; these guys have confidence and have played big roles for us all year long. Our depth has been one of our biggest strengths. It’s not just coachspeak. We’ve utilized our depth