Los Angeles Lakers veteran Jared Dudley is one of the people looking forward to the highly anticipated matchup between the opposing titans.
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) August 10, 2020
The pair got into a scuffle during the Heat’s 122-108 victory in January. Both players traded barbs before Warren got ejected in the heated contest.
Now, both stars’ teams are jockeying for playoff position. The Heat are the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, while the Pacers hold the No. 5 spot. Both teams have identical records of 43-27.
Warren, 26, has been the surprising story of the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla. The small forward is averaging a whopping 34.8 points per game in the bubble.
During the Pacers’ opening contest of the restart against the Philadelphia 76ers, Warren posted a career-high 53 points on 69.0 percent shooting from the field.
As for Butler, he has missed a few games since the Heat restarted the 2019-20 season. The Heat’s newcomer is putting up 20.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game this season.
Monday’s game between the Pacers and Heat is expected to be thriller.