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Preview: Bam Adebayo says he plans to return for Game 3

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Adebayo suffered a neck strain in Game 1.

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2020 NBA Finals - Game Two Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

After missing Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Bam Adebayo told Yahoo! Sports that “I believe I’ll be in the lineup” for Sunday’s Game 3.

Adebayo suffered a neck strain in the opening game of the NBA Finals. Up until the last game of the regular season this year — when the Heat gave him the night off for rest before the playoffs — Adebayo had played in every single game since his rookie season in 2017-18.

A 2020 All-Star and All-NBA Defensive Team selection, he has been a crucial cog to the Heat’s success all year long. In Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Adebayo took over the game in the fourth quarter and finished with 32 points and 14 rebounds.

Miami is down 0-2 in the best-of-seven series, and no NBA team has ever come back from a 0-3 deficit.

Goran Dragic’s status for Game 3 remains unknown.

Probable Starters:

Miami —

  • Jimmy Butler
  • Jae Crowder
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Tyler Herro

Los Angeles Lakers

  • LeBron James
  • Anthony Davis
  • Dwight Howard
  • Danny Green
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Broadcast Info

  • TV: ABC
  • Streaming: fuboTV (via ABC)
  • Radio: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, Ruth Riley Hunter)
  • Spanish Radio: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)

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