Timberwolves' have 'hope' surrounding severity of Jimmy Butler's injury

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook drives to basket against Warriors forward Kevin Durant

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook drives to basket against Warriors forward Kevin Durant

The Timberwolves suffered a potentially huge loss on Friday night when All-Star guard Jimmy Butler suffered what appeared to be an injury to his right knee late in the third quarter of a 120-102 loss at Houston.

It's the classic play that basketball fans have seen far too many times. He was unable to put any weight on the leg as he was helped to the locker room, where he was evaluated.

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Atwal, the Sikh separatist, was convicted of attempting to murder of Punjab minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu in Vancouver in 1986. Apart from diplomatic talks, Trudeau had visited Taj Mahal, Sabarmati Ashram, Golden Temple during his stay in India.

Of course, it's irresponsible to speculate, but you'd be hard-pressed to find too many examples of incidents similar to the above that didn't end in a long-term injury.

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

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"Just hopeful that it's not bad", said Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau.

Entering Friday night, Butler led the league in minutes per game, but sat out the All-Star Game to rest his body. It will be interesting to hear if anything else leaks on Friday night, as teams usually have a decent idea if something is torn or merely sprained prior to the player undergoing an MRI. An MRI has reportedly been scheduled for Saturday.

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Virtue and Moir, who led from the short program, needed to top their season's-best score by more than three points to clinch gold. Sharpe, from Comox, B.C., delivered on all of her tricks for an opening score of 94.40. "We all had to show up", Zapolski said.

Butler told ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth prior to Friday's game that he'd rather sit out the National Basketball Association showcase than miss time with Minnesota. He planted his leg in an ordinary move, but there was some contact from Nene to Butler's knee moments before.

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