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Sep 19, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) brings the ball up court against the Boston Celtics during the first half of game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Heat’s Bam Adebayo expected to play Game 4

Bam Adebayo is expected to play for the Miami Heat during Tuesday’s NBA Finals Game 4 against the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

 

While Adebayo is still officially listed as questionable, Wojnarowski reported that Adebayo is expected to be back on the court this evening.

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Both Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic have missed the last two games in the series due to injury. Adebayo strained his neck in the third quarter of Game 1 against the Lakers. Results from X-rays taken at the arena were confirmed to be negative by the Heat that night, but the team’s medical staff has kept Adebayo off the court since.

“I’m trying to get back as quickly as possible,” Adebayo said in a press conference Monday. “It’s really day-to-day. When they say I’m ready to play I’ll be out there.”

The neck sprain was not Adebayo’s first injury during this season’s playoffs. He also suffered a shoulder injury during the Eastern Conference finals, but continued to play through it.

 

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Dragic is also planning on warming up, despite being listed as doubtful, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Dragic’s tolerance of the torn plantar fascia in his foot will determine if he ends up playing, Charania reports.

The Lakers lead the NBA Finals 2-1 entering Game 4. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m.

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