WATCH: Miami Heat Guard Goran Dragic Holding Back Tears in Efforts to Make a Return on the Floor

Published 10/07/2020, 12:16 AM EDT
Sep 19, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) pulls in a ball against the Boston Celtics during the first half of game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Miami Heat can tie the NBA Finals series at 2 games apiece. They are coming off of an amazing Game 3 victory, where Jimmy Butler put the team on his back. He registered a 40-point triple-double to overpower the Lakers.

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Heading into Game 4, there is at least some good news for the Heat as All-Star center Bam Adebayo is back in the lineup. However, veteran point guard Goran Dragic is still sidelined due to a foot injury.

The Heat is battling for a potential comeback and the 34-year-old cannot contribute. Dragic was spotted on the sidelines, giving his best to return to the game.

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Goran is a warrior. He’s clearly trying as much as he can to play. pic.twitter.com/HKezEM3k2K

— Will Manso (@WillManso) October 6, 2020

Prior to the game’s start, Dragic tried to do some dribbling drills, but clearly was in some discomfort. Dragic returned to the bench to check on the support on his injured leg.

Goran Dragic was trying to move a bit on defense and didn’t particularly look good. Sitting down on bench checking out the support on his foot. pic.twitter.com/AoCrnqQiSD

— Will Manso (@WillManso) October 6, 2020

Seeing any player in a situation like this one is disheartening. Hopefully, Dragic will return to action soon, but as of now Dragic’s chance to return on the roster is looking slim.

Can the Miami Heat continue their dream season without the star point guard?

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) reacts after a play against the Los Angeles Lakers as he high fives guard Tyler Herro (14) during the fourth quarter of game three of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Miami Heat won 115-104. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In Game 3, it took every ounce of Butler’s energy to carry his team to the victory. But against the heavy favorite Lakers, the job only gets more difficult from here on. The dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis were hungry to make a comeback.

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Heading to the fourth quarter, the Lakers hold a 5 point lead over the fifth-seeded Heat. James hit a couple of big threes in the third quarter to shrug off a poor first-half performance. On the other hand, Jimmy Butler, who was 5/5 from the field at the start, struggled a little.

All things considered, the Lakers should finish the job behind the AD and LBJ duo. But the Heat have been right behind the Lakers in the entire game. The final quarter of the ballgame will be terrific and could turn the tide of the series.

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But what do you think? Which team will emerge victorious? The under-manned Miami Heat or the heavy favorite Los Angeles Lakers? We will find out soon.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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