Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is sitting out Friday night against the San Antonio Spurs with a sprained right ankle.
While a lot has changed for the Miami Heat since losing Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs have started to play more like the club that dethroned them now that they’re at full strength.
The Miami Heat went into Game 5 Sunday night battling to come back after trailing in the NBA Finals.
LeBron James had a pained expression on his face during warmups and left the court twice in the early going, once to get his ankle re-taped and another time for a bathroom break.
After being beaten by the San Antonio Spurs in Miami on Tuesday, the Miami Heat look to rebound in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Spurs are old. Tim Duncan is 38, Manu Ginobili is 36, Tony Parker is the youngster in San Antonio’s star trio at 32.
Mario Chalmers was still awake at 5 a.m. Wednesday. He stayed up all night watching tape of his play in the last two NBA Finals, looking for answers.
The Miami Heat fell 111-92 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
When teams win championships, star players shine. But sometimes, with so much excitement surrounding the NBA Finals, other players have a chance to step into the spotlight—enter the Miami Heat’s Rashard Lewis.
The NBA Finals are back in Miami, as the Heat stand on the brink of a third straight championship if they can beat the Spurs in Games 3 and 4, starting Tuesday night.