Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers (-7), 9:00 pm ET
Team Totals: Heat 105.8, Lakers 112.8
Injury News: Goran Dragic (foot) is doubtful, Bam Adebayo (neck) is questionable, Gabe Vincent is questionable, Anthony Davis (heel contusion) is probable, LeBron James (groin) is probable, and Danny Green (finger) is probable.
Heat Expected Starters: Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Jae Crowder, Bam Adebayo
Lakers Expected Starters: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danny Green, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard
Heat Rotation Notes: Jimmy Butler played 37 of final 38, Kelly Olynyk almost played the final 17, Kendrick Nunn played just three minutes in the second half, Herro played 22 of last 24.5 minutes.
Lakers Rotation Notes: Anthony Davis foul trouble in the first quarter, J.R. Smith snuck in for some of Danny Green’s minutes, Markieff Morris subbed in earlier for AD, LeBron played 12 minutes in the fourth in back-to-back games for the first time (three 12-minute 4Qs prior to Game 2).
Spo Quotes: He said Jimmy “put his imprint” on every part of the game. When asked about Jimmy’s high minutes and how the Heat can keep him on the bench for a couple spots, he said, “We can’t afford that.” He added “we’re not trying to save him” and “we’re way past that.” Spo said Crowder has “the hardest challenge of his career right now” and he can’t guard AD on his own.