Miami Heat NBA Injury Report Today
The Miami Heat have several players on the injury report today. Jimmy Butler has a knee inflammation that has limited his play, Kyle Lowry has a hamstring injury, and Tyler Herro has been out three games with a groin injury. It is not clear how long each player will be sidelined.
The Boston Celtics are on the verge of a Game 3 victory over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. On Thursday, they won Game 2 of the series by a score of 118-107. However, the Celtics battled back to tie the series at one game each.
The Celtics are in a good position to win Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals, but it may take them a bit longer. Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka gave the team an update on Robert Williams’ health after the shootaround. Both Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III are out of this Eastern Conference finals game, and Williams is still dealing with soreness and swelling.
During Game 4, Derrick White filled in for Marcus Smart, who suffered a cramp late in the game. The team does not have any other players on the injury report as of this writing. The Heat also have no players listed as “out” and no other players are listed as questionable. However, they have taken Jimmy Butler off the injury report before Game 5 in Miami.
Marcus Smart is a question mark for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The second-year guard has battled several injuries during the postseason. He missed several games with a quad injury and appeared to have a groin injury in Game 7 of the Celtics-Bucks series. However, he was able to play through the pain and was able to return to the game.
The Boston Celtics might not know their starting lineup until just before tip-off. However, the head coach of the team, Ime Udoka, did provide a team injury report after a shootaround today. Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III will both be out for Game 4 against the Miami Heat. Smart’s injury is still not serious, but it is concerning as he is a Defensive Player of the Year.
The Miami Heat have missed several players due to injury. Sixth man Tyler Herro is one of the most notable names missing from the team. Herro averaged 15.1 points per game last season for the Heat, who fell in the first round of the playoffs to the eventual NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. Herro has missed numerous games this season due to a variety of injuries. In February, he missed four games with a right knee contusion and missed two games in March with a sprained right knee.
Herro missed Game 3 with a groin injury, so he is expected to miss Game 4. Jimmy Butler will also be out with a knee inflammation but will warm up with the intention of playing. The other players listed as questionable include P.J. Tucker.
Miami Heat forward Kyle Lowry is on the injury report for the second consecutive day. Lowry injured his hamstring in the opening round of the playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks. He missed four games before returning in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but tweaked the hamstring again two days later.
Lowry is listed as questionable on the NBA’s injury report today. He has not played in the last two games, but has been walking back to the Miami locker room after Game 4. Miami’s loss in Game 4 forced the team to play without Lowry, who missed the final two games of the series. He has struggled in the playoffs, averaging just 6.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game, far below his regular-season numbers.
In addition to Lowry, the Miami Heat listed Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, and P.J. Tucker as questionable, according to NBA.com. Lowry’s absence opens up minutes for perimeter players, and it will likely shift the line on DraftKings. Vincent will start Game 5 against the 76ers, and the Heat will likely need to adjust the line before Game 6.
There isn’t much to be worried about on the Zion Williamson NBA injury report today for the Miami Heat. The 6-foot-6 forward has been plagued by injuries in his career, but it seems that he may be back on the court soon. He played 11 minutes on Wednesday against the Heat and ended up scoring 11 points and dishing out four assists. However, he did roll his left ankle on a drive to the basket in the second quarter. While this is a setback, Williamson has been working on his timing and rhythm.
It is unknown how long Zion Williamson is out, but the Pelicans are confident in his progress. The team has recently signed him to a five-year, $193 million rookie extension. He is expected to be ready to play by the start of the season, but the Pelicans will be cautious in some areas. Zion Williamson will not play many minutes during the preseason, and he’ll be monitored closely on back-to-back sets.