Heat’s Adebayo plans to return tonight, Dragic still not able to play

Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo (13) goes up for a layup during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

It appears the Miami Heat are going to get a big boost for Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

ESPN and the Associated Press are reporting that Bam Adebayo is planning to return to the lineup tonight after missing two games with a neck strain. Adebayo has been Miami’s best all-around player at times during the postseason and has been called the “heart and soul” of the team by Jimmy Butler.

Meanwhile, point guard Goran Dragic warmed up in hopes of playing Game 4, but ultimately will be held out.

Dragic has a torn plantar fascia in his left foot and said on Monday that it was unlikely he would play.

The Heat trail the Lakers 2-1 and will try to even up the series tonight on Local 10. Coverage begins with Countdown to Tip-off at 8 p.m.

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