Whatever problems the Bulls have been having with inconsistent play as they muddle around in the lower half of the Eastern Conference playoff race went out the window when All-Star guard Jimmy Butler fell hard to the floor and had to be carted to the locker room with just over a minute left in the first half Friday night at Denver.
Butler was cooking with 19 points and five assists when he drove in from the right side of the basket and landed hard after a collision with the Nuggets’ Joffrey Lauvergne.
After an examination, it was determined that Butler suffered a left knee sprain and was in good spirits.
Butler actually had a good sense of humor as he limped into locker room telling staff, “Ya’ll get me the Forrest Gump knee brace.”
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) February 6, 2016
— NBA TV (@NBATV) February 6, 2016