NBA Daily Injury Report (26 May): Bad news for MIA, Vincent ankle injury

Gabe Vincent (26, 190 cm) has suffered a left ankle injury.

Vincent suffered the injury in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics at the Casilla Center on Thursday (May 24). Vincent suffered the injury in the fourth quarter when he landed on his left ankle after picking up a loose ball. According to ESPN, head coach Erik Spoelstra hinted at Vincent’s absence after the team’s practice, saying, “He’s been going through team drills and he’s getting better as the day goes on, but I don’t think he’s going to be able to play tonight.”먹튀검증

Vincent has been on a roll since the start of the playoffs, averaging 17.5 points (57.9 per cent FG), 2.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 34.8 minutes in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Most notably, Vincent has been the starting point guard in these playoffs and has been a game-changer. Miami has been using Vincent in the starting lineup since midseason in place of Kyle Lowry (37, 183 cm), who has been sidelined with a knee injury.

Vincent, who can play the point guard position, has been a stalwart for the Heat as he has been involved in scoring as well as handling the ball. He’s an excellent shooter, with a 3-point percentage of nearly 50 per cent in the series, so an injury to Vincent would be devastating for Miami. With Tyler Hiro (23, 196cm) also sidelined with a right hand injury, Vincent’s absence will disrupt Miami’s rotation (*There is no timetable for Hiro’s return).

“There will be adjustments to the lineup,” Spoelstra said. We have a lot of resources available. We have a lot of guys that have stepped up and that’s what we need tonight,” Spoelstra said of the lineup changes for Game 5.

Miami enters this round on a three-game winning streak before dropping Game 4 at home. However, the Heat still have the advantage in the series at 3-1. Boston, on the other hand, will be looking to keep the momentum at home after launching a huge comeback in Game 4.

However, the NBA’s all-time record is weighing heavily on the Heat. Never before in NBA history has a team trailing 0-3 in a best-of-seven playoff series won four straight games to advance to the next round. To find out if the Celtics will be the next team to add to that list and rewrite NBA history, tip-off for Game 5 is set for 9:30 a.m. at Boston’s home TD Garden.

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