Jimmy Butler Makes Surprising Statement on Matchup With T.J. Warren Ahead of Playoffs

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The Miami Heat are set to battle the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2020 Eastern Conference playoffs.

Although Jimmy Butler’s matchup with T.J. Warren appears to be the most appealing part of the series, the Heat alpha claims the beef between both stars is behind him.

The drama between Butler and Warren started during a matchup in early January. Both players got into an ugly altercation, which led to Warren getting ejected.

Recently, Warren has turned into one of the league’s most popular rising stars. The 6-foot-8 pro stole headlines in the resumption of the 2019-20 regular season in the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla.

Warren, 26, put up a whopping 31.0 points per game during the seeding games in the bubble.

However, he had his worst contest in the bubble against Butler and the Heat. The Pacers forward was limited to just 12 points and five boards in a 114-92 loss to the Heat on Aug. 10.

As for Butler, the 30-year-old led the Heat with 19 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals in the dominant affair.

The Heat won the season series against the Pacers, 3-1.

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Born and raised in South Florida, Justin has always been a passionate Miami Heat fan. An avid supporter from the time Miami got its first championship in 2006 to having a league-worst 15-67 record in 2008 to the whole LeBron James era until now, Justin has seen and stuck through it all. His all-around analysis and heart for the game has made him a premier NBA writer. He writes for a variety of sites but his commitment to the Heat is always top priority.