BOSTONGuard Because of a left-groin strain, Herro won't be playing in Game 4 of Eastern Conference finals. Erik Spoelstra, the Heat coach, announced Herro's absence following Monday's shootaround. He stated that Herro would continue to be “day-today” as a result.
Spoelstra stated that “we just had to take responsibility and leave the decision in his hands.” “He wants to be out there tonight. The trainers and Dr. [Harlan] Selesnick thinks that it's not the best idea because of the intensity. But we'll watch. We'll continue to treat him as we do every day.
Herro has been ruled out of Monday night's game. VeteranFigures will get more minutes in the near-term. Oladipo performed well defensively in Saturday’s 109-103 Game 3 win. He scored five points in the victory and had four steals in twenty minutes.
Spoelstra stated that “Obviously, our depth is one our greatest strengths.” “So, we have enough men that can step up.”
Heat swingmanRight knee inflammation meant that he had to miss the second half of Game 3. He will now be able to warm up and play. Spoelstra, a Celtics guard, was asked if Spoelstra would consider a play during the second quarter. Butler's injury could have been caused by Pritchard. Pritchard ran up to Butler, fell over and grabbed Butler's right leg to slow him down.
“We don’t know.” [if that contributed]Spoelstra said. It could have had an impact. It wasn't a basketball play. We aren't sure why it was considered a basketball game, legal or safe. We won't say it's larger than it was because we don't know what caused Jimmy's injury. It should be two different examples, regardless. We don't want it, we don’t care; the league doesn’t have to do any of this.”
Spoelstra claimed that he didn’t see Pritchard’s play in the moment but was alerted later by the Heat's staff.
“We don't care,” Spoelstra said. “They can do anything they want. This has nothing to do w/ our efforts to win. We're not in tears. We are not asking for nothing.”