MIAMI, USA – Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside will not play Sunday, May 15 (Monday Manila time) in Toronto in a one-game showdown to see which team advances to face Cleveland in the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
Whiteside has not played since suffering a sprained right knee ligament in the second quarter of Game 3 in the best-of-7 playoff series, which the Heat evened at 3-3 with a 103-91 victory on Friday.
“I can’t really put a measurement on it,” Whiteside said of a timetable for his return. “It just really depends on what the doctors say and how everything is feeling. I don’t really want to make anything worse.”
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Whiteside hopes the Heat can eliminate the Raptors and advance to a showdown with the Cavaliers, who host game one of the East final on Tuesday.
“We’ve got a lot of talented guys. I believe in them,” Whiteside said. “They played amazing.” – Rappler.com