They’re already down by a game, and the injuries are even worse.
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra gave an update on his team’s status a day before Game 2 of the Finals against the Denver Nuggets. First up, Tyler Hiro, who has garnered the most attention, is not expected to return.
Hiro suffered a fractured right hand in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks and has been out ever since. He recently increased the intensity of his workouts, raising the possibility of a Game 2 return.
Spoelstra said, “Hiro’s physical condition hasn’t changed. He continues to work hard on his rehabilitation. We’ll let you know when he’s ready to play.”
Caleb Martin, who has moved up from sixth man to starter this playoffs by averaging 44% from three-point range, is also questionable. Martin is currently ill and could miss Game 2.토토사이트
Miami dropped Game 1 to Denver, especially when the zone defense that got them to where they are today was too much for Nikola Jokic, and the outlook for the rest of the series is not promising.
Miami’s ace Jimmy Butler was unwavering: “I don’t have to say much. It doesn’t matter if it’s 3-0 or 0-3, we’re going to Game 4,” he said. “They dropped the first game, but we just have to win Game 4 and it’s over. I know I can play better on the court than I did in game one. We have to play better than the first game in every aspect. I don’t need to say more than that,” he said.