The Miami Heat still have a 3–1 lead over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Gabe Vincent has been a big part of why they are doing so well.
Unfortunately, the Heat will have to struggle for a series-ending win on Thursday night without him.
It is being reported that Vincent will be out of Game 5 due to an ankle injury.
Gabe Vincent (ankle sprain) is listed for tonight’s Game 5 vs. Boston pic.twitter.com/EINTlAVqMI
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 25, 2023
For the season, Vincent averaged 9.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
But he took it to a new level in the playoffs, averaging 13.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists.
He has been most notable during the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics.
In the first game he scored 15 runs.
Although he scored only 9 in Game 2, he made an impressive comeback in Game 3 with 29.
Even though the Heat lost in Game 4, Vincent was still solid with 17 points.
He has been a very helpful part of the roster and has also been able to create floor space and score some crucial three-pointers.
That will leave a huge void that the Heat will try to fill.
There is growing concern among some Miami fans about Thursday night’s game.
Just a few days ago, the Heat took an unassailable 3-0 lead over the Celtics.
Although the Celtics are still massively down, they will play Thursday’s Game 5 at home in Boston.
The Heat fanbase will be even more worried if they take a 3-2 series lead.
Can the Celtics really accomplish what was seen as impossible just a few days ago?
Without Vincent in the lineup on Thursday, Boston’s chances of doing so are slightly better.
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