Netease Sports reported on October 3:
According to many authoritative media reports, the two Heat generals Adebayor and Dragic will not be able to participate in the second game of today's finals due to injuries.
ESPN reporter Wana Roski reported that the Heat big man Adebayor suffered pain due to his left shoulder and neck injuries, and his movement was restricted. He will not be able to participate in the second finals.
Athletics reporter Charania reported that Heat guard Dragic will not be able to play in the second finals because of a ruptured left foot sole fascia.
It is reported that Adebayor may return in the third game. Dragic can now bear part of the weight in his left foot, but still feels pain and movement is restricted.
Both were injured in the first finals and never returned midway. Prior to this, the Heat included them with a high probability of not playing.
This will deal a heavy blow to the Heat. Adebayor is the team's best player, and Dragic has averaged 19.9 points per game so far in the playoffs, the team's second-leading scorer.
The first defeat of the Heat will definitely change, Nunn and Olynik have a great possibility of being pushed to the starting position.