Miami Heat stars Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo listed as doubtful for Game 2 of NBA Finals

UniqueThis 17 Oct 1

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic and big man Bam Adebayo are both listed as doubtful for Game 2 of the NBA Finals, it was announced Thursday.

Dragic has a plantar fascia tear in his left foot, while an MRI for Adebayo revealed a neck strain following Wednesday's 116-98 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1.

Heat All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler, who turned his left ankle at the end of the first half Wednesday night, was wearing a wrap on his left ankle Thursday.

Game 2 of the best-of-7 NBA Finals is Friday (9 p.m. ET, ABC).

Adebayo, who has averaged 17.8 points and 10.9 rebounds during the postseason, clutched his shoulder as he exited with just over 6 minutes remaining in the third quarter. He was briefly examined on the sideline before heading back to the locker room for X-rays, which were negative, the Heat said.

He played 21 minutes in the Game 1 loss, scoring just 8 points and grabbing 4 rebounds.

Adebayo, 23, injured his shoulder in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston, but he was "good" as he carried the Heat in their series-clinching Game 6 win.

Dragic had just 6 points and 3 assists in 15 minutes of action Wednesday, well below his playoff scoring average of 19.9 points per game.

He appeared to suffer the injury during the second quarter while driving against Rajon Rondo, but he didn't exit the game immediately. According to ESPN's Rachel Nichols, Dragic left the locker room after halftime and was nearly at the entrance to the court before a team staffer stopped him. The 34-year-old guard then went back to the locker room and did not return.

"I know he's as tough as anybody, and it's the Finals," Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said of Dragic after the game.

Butler, who finished with 23 points and 5 assists in Game 1, left in the second quarter after turning his ankle when he landed awkwardly while trying to score on Anthony Davis. Butler seemed to be slightly hobbled thereafter as he tried to lead the Heat's comeback attempt.

ESPN's Malika Andrews and Nick Friedell contributed to this report.


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