Update: Vincent is back in the game, and we’ll continue to monitor his ankle to see if it holds up.
Update: Vincent has returned to the bench, but the Heat are down double digits in the fourth quarter so we’ll see if the team decides to send him back out on the floor or play it safe.
Miami Heat point guard Gabe Vincent went to the locker room Tuesday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics after suffering an ankle injury in the fourth quarter. Vincent has been a revelation for the Heat in the playoffs, especially with his lethal three-point shooting.
Gabe Vincent went to the locker room after twisting his ankle pic.twitter.com/02PsAgL82d— Backcourt Alerts (@BackcourtAlerts) May 24, 2023
As you can see in the video, Vincent actually made a smart play in the moment to throw the ball off Grant Williams to maintain possession for Miami. However, his ankle clearly buckled on the landing and he was in some pain. Vincent tried to play through the issue, but ultimately had to go to the locker room.
It looks like the Celtics are going to avoid a sweep here, so we’ll see if Vincent is ready to go for Game 5 in two days. If he’s unavailable, that’ll mean more minutes for Kyle Lowry, Max Strus and Duncan Robinson in the backcourt.