Jimmy Butler carried off floor after non-contact knee injury

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Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Jimmy Butler was helped off the court with an apparent right leg injury on Friday night.

Butler came down with a rebound late in the third quarter, and after taking a hard dribble, collapsed in pain.

There was some hope around Butler about the status of his knee, but he and the Timberwolves understand the significance of his looming MRI to determine the extent of the injury.

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. He appeared to avoid putting weight on his right leg when heading to the locker room.

A Timberwolves official said during the fourth quarter that Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau would provide an update on Butler's injury following the game.

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He had 10 points and five rebounds Friday.

Andrew Wiggins led Minnesota with 21 points, Jeff Teague and Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 18 points apiece.

Butler was named an All-Star this season as he was averaging 22.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

The Rockets' hot streak continues as they sit atop the Western Conference with the best record in the league. And then there's this, from Taj Gibson after Friday night's game. P.J. Tucker started in his place and had 11 points in 28 minutes.

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