Jimmy Butler out for 'precautionary rest' vs Mavericks

NBA.com Global on Oct 21, 2018 07:32 AM
Jimmy Butler out for 'precautionary rest' vs Mavericks
FILE - SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 05: Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves dribbles the ball up court against the Golden State Warriors as part of 2017 NBA Global Games China on October 5, 2017 in Shenzhen, China at Shenzhen Universidade. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler will miss Saturday's (Sunday, PHL time) tilt with the Dallas Mavericks for "precautionary rest," the team said this afternoon.

Butler played 36 minutes Friday night (Saturday, PHL time), scoring 33 points to lead Minnesota to a 131-123 win over the Cavaliers. Butler made 10-of-12 field goals and 12-of-12 free throws, with seven rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Butler missed most of the preseason after requesting to be traded from Minnesota. Through two games, Butler is averaging 28.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 34.0 minutes per game.


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