Adebayo, Dragic leave with injuries as Heat routed in NBA Finals opener

Lakers blow out Heat 116-98
LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat Game 1 of 2020 NBA Finals
Posted at 6:49 AM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 06:49:24-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Miami Heat were not only badly beaten. They were beaten up.

Bam Adebayo (left shoulder strain) and Goran Dragic (left foot) departed with injuries and Jimmy Butler played through one in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

A series that started so impressively for the Heat could be a short one if their three best players are out or limited.

They were blown out 116-98 by the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, but their concerns go far beyond how can they compete. They have to find out who can.

Game 2 is Friday.