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Heat G Gabe Vincent in, Celtics G Malcolm Brogdon out for Game 6

Field Level Media
28 May 2023, 10:19 GMT+10

Miami Heat guard Gabe Vincent has been cleared to play in Game 6 on Saturday night against the visiting Boston Celtics.

Vincent sat out Miami's 110-97 loss in Game 5 in Boston on Thursday night with a sprained left ankle and was previously listed as questionable.

Celtics reserve guard Malcolm Brogdon will miss the contest due to a right forearm strain.

Brogdon, the NBA Sixth Man of the Year, was downgraded from questionable to out.

The Heat lead 3-2 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.

Kyle Lowry replaced Vincent in the starting lineup in Game 5 and finished with five points and four turnovers in 30 minutes.

Vincent briefly left Tuesday's 116-99 loss in Game 4 after suffering the injury, but he returned and finished with 17 points and four assists in 28 minutes.

Vincent, 26, was one of Miami's heroes in Sunday's 128-102 victory in Game 3, scoring a game-high 29 points on 11-of-14 shooting with six 3-pointers.

He averaged 9.4 points, 2.5 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 68 games (34 starts) during the regular season, his fourth in Miami. Through 15 playoff starts, he is averaging 13.1 points and 4.1 assists.

Brogdon, 30, averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 67 games in the regular season. He is averaging 12.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 18 playoff games off the bench.

Brogdon played eight scoreless minutes in Game 5 before exiting due to the injury.

--Field Level Media

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