February 20, 2024

Terry Rozier, Josh Richardson injured in Miami Heat’s loss

MIAMI —Terry Rozier and Josh Richardson suffered accidents Sunday because the Miami Heat dropped a 110-106 decision to the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

Rozier, who completed with 13 factors, landed awkwardly on his proper leg after driving to the basket halfway by means of the third quarter, clearly favoring his knee. Both gamers may have MRI exams on Monday, coach Erik Spoelstra stated.

The Heat had been already with out star ahead Jimmy Butler, who was dominated out earlier in the day due to private causes as he “deals with the death of a family member,” a press release the Heat offered through Butler’s agent, Bernie Lee, stated.

“It’s tough to see guys like that go down,” Robinson stated. “And then Jimmy dealing with what he’s dealing with is unfortunate, to put it lightly.”

Richardson exited in the second quarter due to a proper shoulder damage. He slumped to the ground in ache after his unsuccessful try to strip Tatum of the ball.

“I felt my shoulder pop out on the floor and then it popped back in laying on the ground, so thank goodness for that,” Richardson stated. “I’ll know more tomorrow.”

Robinson additionally favored his left shoulder after Brown pushed him off into the stands when each tangled for place early in the fourth quarter. Brown and Robinson exchanged phrases and Brown was assessed a flagrant 1 foul.

“I just thought it was a dirty play, to be honest with you. … Just thought it was dangerous, unnecessary and excessive,” Robinson stated.

Jayson Tatum had 26 factors, 10 rebounds and 9 assists for the Boston Celtics, who withstood a late rally from the hosts.

Kristaps Porzingis had 25 factors, Jaylen Brown had 20 factors and Jrue Holiday scored 15 for Boston, which hit 16 of 39 3-point makes an attempt.

The Celtics have gained all three matchups with the Heat this season and have gained six of the final seven video games towards them. The loss got here in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals final season, when Boston compelled the deciding sport after dropping the primary three.

“Late-game execution, you’ve got to set the table,” Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla stated. “I think our guys did that.”

Tyler Herro had 22 of his 24 factors in the second half, Bam Adebayo scored 22 and Duncan Robinson and Caleb Martin completed with 15 factors every for the Heat

The Associated Press contributed to this report.