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Four games will be held in the NBA on the 12th (Korean time). Among the key players from each team, Milwaukee Bucks guard Damian Lillard (33, 188 cm) and Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler (34, 201 cm) will be absent.
In the case of Lillard, who missed the game against the Indiana Pacers on the 10th due to pain in his right calf, he did warm-ups ahead of the away game against the Orlando Magic, but the Milwaukee coaching staff decided that it would be too much for him to play and confirmed his absence. Cameron Payne (29, 185 cm) will fill Lillard's vacancy.
Meanwhile, Miami, which has recently won three games in a row and achieved a winning percentage of .500 (4 wins, 4 losses), is in danger of having its upward trend halted due to bad injuries.
Not only Butler but also Tyler Hiro (23, 196cm) will be absent from the away game against the Atlanta Hawks on the 12th due to an ankle injury. Hiro, who suffered an ankle injury during a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on the 10th, received the results of an MRI conducted immediately after the game showing a grade 2 sprain on his right ankle, confirming his absence for approximately two weeks.
He plans to schedule an official return after a re-examination in two weeks. It was known. For reference, Hiro is perfectly performing his role as the team's ace, averaging 22.8 points (44.7% FG), 5.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and a 3-point shooting percentage of 41% in 8 regular league games.
Saturday, November 11, 2023