The Heat were bit by the injury bug in Game 1 of the NBA Finals as Butler, Adebayo and Dragic all suffered various ailments. Will they take field in the Game 2 against Lakers on Saturday morning @ 6.30 AM IST (Friday in USA). Nothing went in the Miami Heat’s favour in Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals. If losing in blowout fashion wasn’t enough of a tough start to the series, they also saw three of their key players suffer various injuries throughout the contest.
NBA Finals Game 2 : Bam Adebayo doubtful
Adebayo’s physical play has helped the Heat reach the Finals, but his body has taken a toll, and we saw that play out in Game 1.
In a collision with Dwight Howard on a drive in the third quarter, Adebayo appeared to hurt his shoulder that was ailing from Miami’s Eastern Conference Finals series against the Boston Celtics.
Adebayo left the game and did not return, undergoing an X-ray on his left shoulder sprain that returned negative, according to the Heat.
The latest update is that Adebayo is doubtful for Game 2 with a “neck strain.”
NBA Finals 2020 : Will Jimmy Butler play Game 2, Likely to take field
Butler rolled his ankle on a drive in the second quarter of Game 1 but would play through the injury. He tweaked it again in the second half, but brushed off the severity of the ankle sprain postgame.
Butler said it was “a little bit sore,” adding, “I’ll be okay. Some treatment and get ready to go again. I gotta be ready to go. We’ll see how it feels (Thursday), but I’ll be fine.” Expect to see Butler in Game 2.
NBA Finals 2020 : Goran Dragic almost ruled out of Game 2 agains Lakers
On an awkward play in the second quarter, Dragic came up hobbling, favouring his left foot. He would leave the game and not return, receiving X-rays before the game’s conclusion.
After the loss, Dragic was diagnosed with a torn plantar fascia in his left foot. Courtesy of The Athletic’s Jared Weiss, NBA players have missed an average of 13 games with the injury in recent years.
While Dragic hasn’t been ruled out, it’s unfair to expect the same version of Miami’s leading scorer this playoffs.
The Heat announced that Dragic is doubtful for Game 2.
NBA FINALS LIVE : LA Lakers vs Miami Heats
Game 1 – Lakers defeated Heat 116-98
Game 2 – Lakers vs Heat @ 6.30 AM 3rd October (Saturday)
Game 3 – Lakers vs Heat @ 5.00 AM 5th October (Saturday)
Game 4 – Lakers vs Heat @ 6.30 AM 7th October (Saturday)
Game 5 – Lakers vs Heat @ 6.30 AM 10th October (Saturday)
Game 6 – Lakers vs Heat @ 5.00 AM 12th October (Saturday)
Game 7 – Lakers vs Heat @ 6.30 AM 14th October (Saturday)
NBA Finals Live : LA Lakers vs Miami Heat Live @ 6.30 AM on Thursday (IST)
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