ATLANTAguard He was unable to practice on Saturday due to the left-hamstring injury that led to him being unable to participate in Friday's Game 3 defeat to the Toronto Maple Leafs. .
Lowry said that he was treated “pretty much the whole night” after the injury and said that he would take as much time as necessary to get better before deciding on his status for Game 4 Sunday night.
Lowry spoke out as his teammates completed practice at State Farm Arena Saturday.
Erik Spoelstra, Heat coach, said that Lowry would be decided between the point guard and the medical staff. He also mentioned the Miami coaches, front office, and Miami's coaches. If Lowry is unable to play, Spoelstra did not name a possible starter.
Spoelstra stated, “We'll figure out.” “The thing about this team, is that we have had many different versions of our rotation. We've been able, year after year, to win with different players. I have some work to do today and tonight.
Miami CenterFor the third year, I'm stumped Lowry's replacement. Vincent averages 7.3 points per game on 35% shooting, with 4.3 assists and one steal in the series.
Adebayo explained that Kyle has helped Adebayo be a better point-guard and player. Vincent is my favorite player. This is Vincent's moment and he will embrace it.”
Vincent was a regular season starter for the Heat. He played 27 games while the Heat dealt with injuries. Vincent scored 11.7 points per game on 40.4% shooting, and had 4.4 assists.
Spoelstra did not rule out giving minutes of his time to former All-StarsLowry may be out. Oladipo, who has not played in the playoffs, scored 40 points on 13-for-22 shots, 10 rebounds and seven assists in the Heat’s regular-season finale, against the Heat. After suffering quad and knee injuries, the team missed most of the previous three seasons.
Spoelstra said, “I have everything on my mind right now.” “It will go in many different directions. We'll see. I don't know the determination right now so we're talking about many different scenarios.
Oladipo has been practicing on practice days by playing 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 half-court games to keep himself ready.
“I just remain in the moment. Oladipo explained that's exactly what he did in Orlando. “I had no expectations.” However, if my number gets called, I'm going out there to play my best game to the best extent of my abilities.”
If Lowry does not play, it would be his first missed playoff game since Games 3 & 4 of Eastern Conference semifinals.He completed a sweep He was also sidelined by an ankle injury.
Lowry said, “It doesn't remind me of that.”
Lowry's exit from Game 3 was late in the third period. The Heat led by 13 points over the Hawks and had the chance to win 3-0. Atlanta is the East's No. 8 seed, stormed back and beat the No. 1-seeded Heat 111-112 to draw within 2-1 of the series.
Lowry stated, “I wish that I was out there,” as he reflected on Game 3. “I feel like it would have changed if I had been out there.”