Netease Sports reported on October 3:
Due to injuries, Adebayor and Dragic were unable to play in the finals G2, which gave the Heat a great blow.
According to reports from Heat reporters, the two players are eager to play, but their physical condition really does not allow them to play. But Adebayor is still on the Heat list, because he begged the coaching staff to put him in.
If he is not on the active list, he can only wear a mask and sit on the bench to watch the game. He doesn't want this, but wants to communicate with his teammates as before. He believes that wearing a mask is a barrier, making himself a spectator. Even if he can't play, he has to participate in the game in his own way.
Adebayor's hard work in this year's playoffs can be seen by everyone. Prior to this, in the Eastern Conference Finals, he took the initiative to take responsibility after the Heat lost.
Heat coach Spoelstra also said before the game that Adebayor and Dragic still want to play today, but he can't let them play. "The two of them performed really well, but we still didn't let them make the final decision." He said.
Dragic is the number one scorer for the Heat in the playoffs. The scores he and Adebayor have created for the Heat in the playoffs are amazing. Today they can’t fight, they are already strong in the face