All the heat (injuries) are now on Jimmy Butler, Tyler Hera in the Eastern Finals against the Celtics – Reading Eagles

Relief came an hour before Saturday night when the Miami Heat announced that all 15 players eligible for the playoffs would be available, and the team’s injury report in the 3rd game of the Eastern Conference Finals was clean.

But still out of breath because Eric Spoelstra’s team knows better, which is largely considered a season of exhaustion.

And so they were again on Sunday, dealing with double worries.

This time forward Jimmy Butler was forced to serve off the second half of Saturday’s win, which allowed the Heat to take a 2-1 lead in the series of the top seven due to recurring knee pain, and guard Tyler Era closed the game with an obvious four-pointer challenge muscles.

As of South Spoelstra, as usual, said there was no new update.

“It’s not a game skill,” he said. “It’s the playoffs. The guys are exposing themselves there. ”

With the problems that appeared the day before.

“He didn’t have his usual blast,” Spoelstra said of Butler, who had previously missed out on winning the 5th Heat’s Game over the Atlanta Hawks in the first round due to illness. “He managed to cope with it. I think the next two days will be very important, obviously. “

According to the rules, Heath must publish the official NBA protocol on injuries, which will be published at 17:30 the evening before the game. The teams will meet at 8:30 p.m. Monday at TD Garden for Game 4.

As for Erro, then Spoelstra went to Sunday’s team meeting, unsure of the next step.

On Saturday, Erro did not play in the final 8:11.

“Tyler had to come out just so the coaches could see what it was,” Spoelstra said.

Asked if Herro could return, Spoelstra replied: “It depends on who you ask. If you ask Tyler, yes. And the coaches didn’t exactly say “no”.

The setbacks with Butler and Héroe came after playmaker Kyle Lowry returned on Saturday from a two-week absence with a hamstring sprain, and after forward PJ Tucker returned after being beaten on Thursday night in Match 2 at the FTX Arena with -for knee pain.

Lowry played 29 minutes on Saturday without obvious restrictions.

“It was nice to be back,” he said. “Honestly, I’ve only played four games before [Saturday], in the playoffs. It’s hard to find a rhythm. But just being able to be there with your guys is always fun. ”

Spoelstra said several eyes were watching Lowry’s minutes.

“I’m definitely talking to coaches about it,” Spoelstra said. “I’m in constant contact with Kyle. The plan was to be a lot more conservative in the first half to leave us a little bit of freedom, and it worked out that way. There is no final minute limit. We just have to remember that. “

As for himself, that’s fine, Lowry said.

“I feel good,” he said. “I play here. You know, it was a process for me. It has been a long journey with such an injury. My coaching staff, our coaching staff, our coaches, our organization, we were on one page and talked to everyone, the team doctors. This is the most important thing that we are all on one page.

“And in the future we will continue to have open dialogue, open communication and just keep looking for ways to help me be on the floor.”

Instead, now take care of Butler and Hero.

“You know, injuries are part of the game,” Lowry said. “That’s the part that stands up for the game, the injuries, and you know, it’s hard. Jimmy is a warrior. Tyler is a warrior. But we need to keep focusing on what we were doing as a group [Saturday night] and hopefully these guys will be back and ready for the next game. ”

As for the Celtics, guard Marcus Smart, who missed the victory in the first game of Heat’s Game 1 on Tuesday night at the FTX Arena, underwent treatment on Sunday for an ankle sprain. Also on Sunday he treated central Boston Robert Williams III for knee discomfort that prevented him from coming out on Saturday night. Striker Jason Tatum, who briefly left on Saturday, did not demand further treatment on Sunday.


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