Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA Al Horford has been upgraded to questionable. Ime Udoka said they were waiting on testing results today hoping that would allow him to clear the protocol. Needs 2 negative tests. – 12:58 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang Ime Udoka on the Celtics’ issues defending Jimmy Butler in Game 1: “He’s a heady player that used our aggressiveness against us at times.” – 12:27 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Celtics injury updates per Ime Udoka: Al Horford is still doubtful. Marcus Smart will test his foot pregame, but is probable to play. – 12:10 PM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt Celtics guard Derrick White, who started in place of Marcus Smart in Game 1, will miss Game 2 so he could be present for the birth of his child, Celtics coach Ime Udoka said. – 12:09 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb Ime Udoka hinted that the plan was for Derrick White’s wife to be induced between games but the baby had other plans. – 12:05 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely The Celtics will be without Derrick White, who will return for the birth of his first child. Ime Udoka said the baby is coming a little early. I talked with Derrick earlier about this. He said at the time that his wife was due May 22. – 12:00 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56 Ime Udoka said Al Horford is still awaiting test results to determine his availability for Game 2 tonight – 11:56 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing Ime Udoka said the Celtics won’t be sure about Al Horford’s status until tests come back. There’s a chance he could play but he’s doubtful as of now. – 11:55 AM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps Ime Udoka says he’s feeling better, and that Derrick White is having a child that came sooner than expected. Udoka says White is expected to be back for Game 3. – 11:55 AM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA Ime Udoka says he’s good now, Al Horford is still doubtful until testing results comeback later, Marcus Smart still had to test his foot out pregame, and Derrick White is having a baby. “Came sooner than expected, but we support our guys as always in that situation.” – 11:55 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds Ime Udoka says he’s good after being sick yesterday, and confirms that Derrick White left today for the birth of his child. Will play Saturday. On Horford: “Al is still doubtful.” Tests pending. On Smart: “Marcus is looking better.” Will try it pregame before final decision. – 11:55 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb Ime Udoka: “Derrick is having a baby. It came sooner than expected but we support our guys always in that situation.” – 11:55 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing Ime Udoka said he’s “good now” after dealing with a non-COVID illness yesterday. He said Derrick White is gone for the birth of his child. – 11:55 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Max Strus was going to bleed Celtics green, now Heat culture courses through his veins in East finals. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… “This isn’t about me. This is bigger than me. It’s the Eastern Conference finals. There’s no personal vendettas here. We’re just trying to win a series.” – 8:26 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Per Heat: Kyle Lowry (hamstring) out Max Strus (hamstring) questionable Gabe Vincent (hamstring) questionable (No other players listed.) – 5:33 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang Kyle Lowry (left hamstring strain) listed as out for Game 2. Max Strus (right hamstring strain) and Gabe Vincent (left hamstring strain) are questionable. – 5:31 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds “I had no idea Max played for the Celtics.” – Bam Adebayo, on former Celtic summer leaguer and training-camp attendee Max Strus. – 1:30 PM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow Duncan Robinson. Max Strus. Gabe Vincent. Cody Martin. Miami is unmatched at finding/developing unheralded players into elite role players. – 10:11 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Miami was outscored by 19 points in Max Strus’ first half minutes Strus missed all of his FGs (all 3s), didn’t get to the line, has more fouls than rebounds, and no assists in nearly 11 minutes On flipside, Herro outscored Boston bench 15-14 by himself – 9:47 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP Celtics at Heat – FTX Arena – May 17, 2022 – ECF Game 1 Starters Boston – White, Brown, Tatum, G. Williams, R. Williams Miami – Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, PJ Tucker, Bam Adebayo OUT: Boston: Smart, Horford, Hauser Miami: Lowry pic.twitter.com/JCA5nOjLld – 8:29 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Celtics starters for Game 1: Rob Williams Grant Williams Jayson Tatum Jaylen Brown Derrick White Heat starters: Bam Adebayo P.J. Tucker Jimmy Butler Max Strus Gabe Vincent – 8:02 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat It’s Gabe Vincent again stepping in for sidelined Kyle Lowry in Heat starting lineup, flanked by Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, P.J. Tucker and Max Strus. – 8:01 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 The guy to watch for tonight: Max Strus The Heat’s adjustment in this series was going to be more guard screening, and that increases further with a full switching starting lineup for Boston He’s going to get into his signature set: Screen, slip, flare to opposite wing for 3 – 7:53 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears Heat say Caleb Martin (ankle), Max Strus (hamstring), P.J. Tucker (calf) and Gabe Vincent (hamstring) will all warm up with the intent to play in tonight’s ECF Game 1 vs the Celtics. – 6:47 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Four Heat players who had been listed as questionable earlier today have been cleared to play: Caleb Martin (ankle sprain), Max Strus (hamstring strain), P.J. Tucker (calf strain) and Gabe Vincent (hamstring strain). – 6:44 PM
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