Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler's X-rays on his right knee were negative Friday night, league sources told Yahoo Sports, and he will undergo an MRI on Saturday morning in Minnesota. After grabbing a rebound late, he pivoted and planted hard on his right foot before collapsing and grabbing his right knee.
Butler is challenging Lou Williams and anyone else who has an issue with him opting not to play in the game to play him 1-on-1 for $100,000.
Butler suffered the injury in the third quarter after contact with Nene Hilario of the Houston Rockets. He could not put any weight on his right leg, and had to be carried to the locker room. The Minnesota Timberwolves have not announced further news about the star forward's injury yet.
Clint Capela had 25 points and 11 rebounds for Houston, getting his 10th double-double over the past 13 games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have won four of their last seven games and they will be looking to build on their 119-111 home win over the Lakers on Feb 15.
Andrew Wiggins led the Wolves with 21 points, while Karl-Anthony Towns and Jeff Teague added 18 as Minnesota falls to 36-26. But whether it was rust or an improved defensive strategy from Minnesota, Houston was limited to just 14 of 38 3-pointers on Friday night.
The Rockets were without guard Eric Gordon due to an illness, while Trevor Ariza made his return after a nine-game injured spell.