Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat have all given official injury updates in regard to the 2016 NBA Playoff Semifinals. While the Warriors-Blazers series has three days off before Game 3 in Portland, Steph Curry tries to return sooner than originally anticipated. News from the Heat camp ranges from uncertain to unfortunate, as Miami plays Game 2 against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday.
As the second round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs heats up, fans of Miami and Golden State eagerly await the return of their star players.
Stephen Curry & PTP Therapy
As reported by The San Jose Mercury News, Golden State’s All-Star guard is undergoing platelet-rich plasma treatment in hopes that he’ll be able to return to action sooner than the two weeks that doctors initially anticipated. The treatment is intended to speed the healing process and is similar to what Kobe Bryant used to treat his injury in 2011. Steph Curry hopes to be able to return to scrimmage on Thursday with the Warriors as they prepare for Game 3.
Steve Kerr explains how his team keeps playing so well without Steph Curry. https://t.co/5t2mHB3xbM
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 1, 2016
The Golden State Warriors lead the Portland Trailblazers 2-0 in the series, even without team captain Stephen Curry on the floor for the first two games in Oakland.
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Dwayne Wade is currently listed as day-to-day after a knee-to-knee collision in Game 1 against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. As CBS Sports noted, the 2015-2016 season was the healthiest year Wade has had recently.
"…Dwyane Wade is the best leader in the NBA." https://t.co/ChefBQh2jR
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 4, 2016
Despite suffering the injury mid-game and even going to the floor for several minutes, Dwayne came back to finish the game and even had a strong fourth quarter. He bruised the bone in his knee. He will be re-evaluated on Thursday.
LeBron James has thought about playing Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. https://t.co/sFeOWJ34rQ
— NBA on Scout (@NBAonScout) May 4, 2016
As several outlets have reported, LeBron James recently commented that he’d like to play against Dwyane Wade in the NBA Playoffs sometime. If the Heat can get past the Raptors and the Cavaliers win their series against the Atlanta Hawks, it will be a Cavs-Heat Eastern Conference Finals.
Big man Chris Bosh has been on the sidelines dealing with blood clot issues since the NBA All-Star break. Bosh and the Miami Heat medical team continued working together, and there was always hope that Chris could potentially return to help the Heat in the 2016 NBA Playoffs. On Wednesday, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat announced definitely that the two-time NBA Champion will not be on the court helping D-Wade and the rest of the Miami squad try to win another ring this year.
The Heat & Chris Bosh announce he will not play in the remainder of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. pic.twitter.com/yua2aLMxxf
— Steven Breech (@Steviebreech) May 4, 2016
While no real timelines were given, USA Today advised that all parties involved have said they are doing everything they can to get Bosh back on the court for the Heat as soon as possible. Unfortunately, that won’t be against the Toronto Raptors.
The Miami Heat are currently up 1-0 in their best-of-seven series against the Toronto Raptors.
Where to Watch
Game 2 of the Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors airs on ESPN on Thursday, May 5. Coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. EST.
— NBA (@NBA) May 4, 2016
Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trailblazers airs on ABC on Saturday, May 7. Coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. EST.
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