The worst-case scenario occurred for the Miami Heat in a loss to the Golden State Warriors this past Wednesday. Trailing a shorthanded Warriors squad in the third quarter, tempers flared on the Heat bench, as star forward Jimmy Butler and head coach Erik Spoelstra got into an animated argument and needed to be separated by team members and assistant coaches. Many wondered if the relationship between the two was strained, especially considering the fact that the two nearly came to blows. Five Reasons Sports has the latest on the Butler-Spoelstra relationship.

Interesting. According to Five Reasons Sports, Butler and Spoelstra have spoken often since the bench blowup, with the discussions being termed as “productive and healthy.” That’s good news for the Heat.