The Heat are outclassed and outplayed, and injuries are slow to return.
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.메이저놀이터
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 per cent from three-point range, is also not certain to play. Martin is currently ill and could miss Game 2.
Miami dropped Game 1 to Denver, especially when the zone defence 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 ace Jimmy Butler was unfazed: “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 be better than in the first game in every aspect. I don’t need to say more than that,” he concluded.