Jimmy Butler injures ankle, Heat come up short against Warriors

Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat slips and injures himself while being guarded by Juan Toscano-Anderson of the Golden State Warriors in the second half at Chase Center on January 03, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Ezra Shaw, 2022 Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO – Jordan Poole scored 32 points, Andrew Wiggins added 22 points, six rebounds and a key driving dunk with 4:34 remaining on a quiet night for Stephen Curry, and the Golden State Warriors held off the undermanned Miami Heat 115-108.

Heat star Jimmy Butler was helped off the court with 3:14 left in the third quarter after hurting his right ankle going down awkwardly, leaving coach Erik Spoelstra with a worried look on his face given his team’s already depleted roster.

Butler had 22 points, five rebounds and three assists.

Curry had a season-low nine points.

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