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A victory but injuries for Miami

The Heat regained the lead in the series against the Bucks, but at the cost of heavy falls. Jimmy Butler and Victor Oladipo indeed finished on the ground in this Game 3.

The first at the end of the third quarter, with pain in the back and buttocks, without major consequences since he joined the locker room before finally returning to the bench, with a heating belt.

“He told me in the locker room that he only needed a few minutes, that he would be ready to go again”, says Erik Spoelstra at ESPN. “I was going to raise him if Milwaukee got too close, but the backups were great. »

Big concern for Victor Oladipo

Among these replacements, there is the second city, Victor Oladipo. In the last quarter, the back tries a penetration and collapses after his last support. In the process, the player grabs his left knee and stays on the ground for a long time, before being carried by his teammates to the locker room.

“It was a nice victory but when you see a player fall like this, and especially Victor who has been through so much for three years, it is clearly not a pleasant feeling”underlines the coach of the Heat.

In the past, Victor Oladipo has had surgery on his right quadriceps tendon twice, in January 2019 and then in May 2021. For more than four years, he has only played 102 matches, without ever regaining his double All-Star level.

While waiting for the exams, given the images and this liability, the concern is great… “We’ll see, I don’t want to go any further”, concludes Erik Spoelstra. “It makes me want to throw up right now, but I want to stay positive. »

He has to because the coach has already lost Tyler Herro, who broke two fingers in Game 1, for four to six weeks. A second long-term package would be a blow to the Miami bench.

Shots Bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd bp Int CT party Points
Jimmy Butler 64 33.4 53.9 35.0 85.0 2.2 3.7 5.9 5.3 1.6 1.8 0.3 1.3 22.9
Bam Adebayo 75 34.6 54.0 8.3 80.6 2.5 6.7 9.2 3.2 2.5 1.2 0.8 2.8 20.4
Tyler Herro 67 34.9 43.9 37.8 93.4 0.4 5.0 5.4 4.2 2.4 0.8 0.2 1.5 20.1
Max Strus 80 28.4 41.0 35.0 87.6 0.6 2.6 3.2 2.1 0.9 0.5 0.2 2.1 11.5
Kyle Lowry 55 31.2 40.4 34.5 85.9 0.8 3.3 4.1 5.1 1.9 1.0 0.4 2.6 11.2
Victor Oladipo 42 26.3 39.7 33.0 74.7 0.4 2.7 3.0 3.5 2.1 1.4 0.3 2.4 10.7
Caleb Martin 71 29.3 46.4 35.6 80.5 1.2 3.6 4.8 1.6 1.1 1.0 0.4 2.0 9.6
Gabe Vincent 68 25.9 40.2 33.4 87.2 0.4 1.7 2.1 2.5 1.4 0.9 0.1 2.3 9.4
Kevin Love 21 19.9 38.8 29.7 85.7 0.8 4.9 5.7 1.9 1.1 0.4 0.2 1.5 7.7
Cody Zeller 15 14.4 62.7 0.0 68.6 1.7 2.6 4.3 0.7 0.9 0.2 0.3 2.2 6.5
Duncan Robinson 42 16.5 37.1 32.8 90.6 0.2 1.5 1.6 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.0 1.8 6.4
Dewayne Dedmon 30 11.7 49.6 29.7 72.7 0.9 2.7 3.6 0.5 0.6 0.2 0.5 2.0 5.7
Nikola Jovic 15 13.6 40.6 22.9 94.7 0.6 1.5 2.1 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.1 1.3 5.5
Jamal Cain 18 13.3 56.1 35.0 77.3 0.8 2.1 2.9 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.1 1.2 5.4
Omer Yurtseven 9 9.2 59.3 42.9 83.3 0.9 1.7 2.6 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2 1.8 4.4
Haywood Highsmith 54 18.0 43.1 33.9 46.4 1.1 2.4 3.5 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.3 1.5 4.4
Udonis Haslem 7 10.1 34.5 33.3 80.0 0.6 1.0 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.6 3.9
Jamaree Bouyea 4 16.3 46.2 40.0 50.0 0.3 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 1.3 3.8
Orlando Robinson 31 13.7 52.8 0.0 71.0 1.5 2.5 4.1 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.4 1.7 3.7
Dru Smith 5 13.4 35.7 16.7 0.0 0.2 1.6 1.8 1.0 0.2 0.8 0.6 2.0 2.2

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