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Both Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic will miss tonight’s game as the pair failed to recover from injuries they sustained in the opening game of the championship series.
Adebayo headed out to the court a couple hours before Game 3 of the NBA Finals, getting some shots up in his typical pregame routine.
That would be the only basketball he played Sunday night.
The Heat remained depleted for Game 3 of the title series against the Los Angeles Lakers, with Adebayo out again with a neck injury and Dragic still sidelined with a torn left plantar fascia. Both got hurt in Game 1 and haven’t played since.
“I can see the anguish literally in the eyes, both of them,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “And everybody in the locker room feels it.
“When you’re in the elite percentile of being a competitor in this league, get to this stage and have unfortunate injuries … I know in their soul, they both will do anything to get out there.”
After losing the first two games of the series, the Heat trail the Lakers 2-0. Game 4 is Tuesday night.