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Adebayo and Dragic still do not know if they will play the fourth game of the NBA Finals

Adebayo and Dragic still do not know if they will play the fourth game of the NBA Finals

Slovenian point guard Goran Dragic and Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo said Monday they don’t know if they will be able to recover from their injuries in time for Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers.

“I don’t know right now (…) I’m improving but it will depend on the medical team,” Adebayo said in a press videoconference. “I’m trying to get back as soon as possible but you have to make sure I’m okay and ready to play.”

“Right now I go day by day,” said the young All-Star center.

The Heat suffered in the first game of the Finals the injuries of Adebayo, with a neck strain, and Dragic, with a tear in the left plantar fascia, which seriously compromised their chances of victory against the powerful Lakers.

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I’m doing everything I can. It feels better than when it happened but we’ll see. I don’t have a return schedule yet, “said Dragic, who acknowledged that his percentage chance of coming back on Tuesday is” low. “

The way I feel right now is probably low. But this can change from day to day, “said the Slovenian in a dejected tone, who does not know if he will even be able to return at some point in the series.

“If I’m honest, I don’t know because this injury progresses differently in different players,” he said.

Led by a plethora of Jimmy Butler (40 points), the Heat achieved their first victory against the Lakers on Sunday with which they cut the distance to 2-1.

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Dragic, 34, was the Heat’s leading scorer in the first round of the playoffs against the Indiana Pacers, with 22.8 points on average and Adebayo was the leading scorer in the Eastern conference finals against the Boston Celtics, with 21.8 points. on average. AFP (HN)

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