Lakers vs Miami Game 4 Injury Updates and Prediction
October 6, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers lost Game 3 to the Miami Heat and it looks like they are determined to win Game 4. Lakers superstar LeBron James looked somewhat frustrated following the loss, and Miami players noticed that. The Heat celebrated great success, and this win actually gave them a ray of hope. Will Jimmy Butler and his teammates be able to defeat LeBron’s Lakers in the series?
LA has a 2-1 record at this point. Winning Game 4 would give the Lakers a stronger base and a greater chance to win the title. But, losing this game would motivate Miami to go even more aggressive. LeBron, Anthony Davis, and the rest of the guys on the Lakers roster came to Orlando to win the championship and they won’t go home without a big reward.
Lakers players are healthy. The starting five had some struggles in Game 3. However, head coach Frank Vogel may not change his top combo. LA will probably start with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Danny Green.
Miami will play without point guard Gabe Vincent, but that doesn’t really change their gameplan. The team listed power forward Bam Adebayo as questionable due to his neck injury. Point guard Goran Dragic is listed doubtful due to his foot issue. Bam sustained multiple upper-body injuries in Orlando, and his recovery doesn’t really go that fast. He provided some details during his conversation with media members in a recent conference call.
“It’s up to the coaches — well, not the coaching staff, but the medical staff. I’m trying to get back as quickly as possible, but they’re just trying to make sure I’m safe and I’m ready to play,” Adebayo said. “So it’s really day-to-day, and when they say I’m ready to play, I’ll be out there. But yeah, it sucks sitting on the sidelines.”
Miami will start with Jimmy Butler, Jay Crowder, Meyers Leonard, Tyler Herro, and Duncan Robinson.
Herro and Robinson did an incredible job this season, and these two give the team a bigger chance to win. However, Heat players will have to replicate the Game 3 defense to defeat LA.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.