Bam Adebayo sits on the basketball court with as injury.
Bam Adebayo sits on the basketball court with as injury. Image Credits : Twitter (@BleacherReport)

After sitting out Miami’s Game 2 loss with a neck strain from Game 1, All-Start center Bam Adebayo said he believes will be the lineup. He feels better and he believes he will play.
The injury limited the Heat All-Star Centre to just 21 minutes in Game 1, where he finished with eight points and four rebounds.
Up until the last game of the regular season this year – when the Heat has 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. In the first three rounds of the 2020 playoffs, he averaged 18.5 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 4.9 assists.
Adebayo’s absence was made worse by an injury suffered in Game 1 by starting point guard Goran Dravid, who has been Miami’s leading scorer in these playoffs. Down two starters, the Heat trailed by as many as 18 points before suffering a 10-point Game 2 loss.
Now, Miami faces a must-win, as it looks to become the fifth team (in 35 tries) in NBA history to overcome a 2-0 deficit in the Finals. No team in NBA history has overcome a 3-0 deficit in any round.
It is unclear whether or not Adebayo “feeling better” means he will be back to his All-Star form but there is no doubt that the Heat is better with him in the lineup, even if he is not at 100%.
Goran Dragic’s status for Game 3 remains unknown.