TheMiami Heatstill have a commanding 3-1 lead over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Gabe Vincent has been a huge part of why they are doing so well.
Unfortunately, the Heat will need to fight for a series-ending win on Thursday night without him.
It is being reported that Vincent will be out for Game 5 due to an ankle injury.
Gabe Vincent (ankle sprain) is listed out for Game 5 vs. Boston tonight pic.twitter.com/EINTlAVqMI
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For the season, Vincent has averaged 9.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.
But he has taken it to a new level in the playoffs, producing 13.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists.
He has been most remarkable during the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics.
In Game 1, he scored 15.
Although he only scored 9 in Game 2, he bounced back in a huge way with 29 in Game 3.
Even though the Heat lost in Game 4, Vincent was still solid with 17 points.
He has been a very helpful part of the roster and has been able to space the floor and score a few pivotal three-pointers too.
He will leave a fairly large void that the Heat will attempt to fill.
Some Miami fans are growing concerned about Thursday night s game.
Just days ago, the Heat held an insurmountable 3-0 lead over the Celtics.
Although the Celtics are still down in a big way, they will be playing Thursday s Game 5 at home in Boston.
If they can get the series to 3-2, the Heat fanbase will be even more worried.
Could the Celtics actually pull off what was seen as impossible just days ago?
Without Vincent in the lineup on Thursday, Boston s chances to do that are a bit better.