Sixers’ Butler misses game against Bulls with back tightness
Butler, who spent his first six seasons in Chicago, has now missed back-to-back games and three of the past four. He was hurt in the Sixers’ win at Minnesota on March 30 when he missed an alley-oop lob from Ben Simmons. Butler has averaged 18.9 points and 5.3 rebounds in 64 games for Minnesota and Philadelphia.
All-Star center Joel Embiid was in the lineup for the second straight game after missing the previous three. He has been dealing with a sore left knee, and the Sixers are also managing his workload with the playoffs approaching.