June 19, 2024

Report: Miami Heat’s bad luck stems from a “plane issue” before their game against the Milwaukee Bucks

The Heat are also currently dealing with a serious case of injuries, as team insider Ira Winderman noted: Jimmy Butler (personal reasons), Josh Richardson (right shoulder dislocation), Terry Rozier (right knee sprain), and Duncan Robinson (left shoulder/elbow) are all out for Miami’s game against Milwaukee.

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In the team’s home loss against the Boston Celtics on February 11, Robinson, Rozier, and Richardson all appeared to sustain injuries. Robinson even went so far as to refer to the play made by the Celtics forward as “dirty.”

The Heat suffered their ninth defeat in their previous 13 games when they fell short against the Celtics, who were without their best player, Jimmy Butler, by just four points.

Milwaukee, the team the Heat will play next, has won two straight and secured its most noteworthy victory of its brief winning run on Monday over the Denver Nuggets. With 36 points, 18 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and two blocks on 14 of 19 shots from the field in 30 minutes of action, Giannis Antetokounmpo clearly outplayed the Nuggets.

Before defeating the Nuggets at home, the Bucks picked up an easy home victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Feb. 9. The Bucks won by 36 and held Charlotte to just 84 points as a team.

The odds appear to be stacked against the Heat to win on the road against the Bucks, given that they will miss shootaround on Tuesday and will be without several key players. The Heat will play another Eastern Conference powerhouse, the Philadelphia 76ers, on the road on Wednesday. The 76ers have won their last two games and most recently defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers by two points on Monday.

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