The Miami Heat prepare to host the Denver Nuggets for Game 3 (Wednesday, 8:30 pm ET). The Heat have earned the NBA world’s respect with their gritty performance throughout the entire playoffs. Meanwhile, their rival has always shown respect for the 2023 Eastern Conference Champions.
Michael Malone says the Denver Nuggets have to “turn a negative into a positive”, all while saying his team have dominated first three quarters of both games. Meanwhile, Jokic wants to dispel the notion that the Miami Heat aren’t a good shooting team: “We can’t leave them open, they are too deadly and dangerous”.
That sums up Denver’s view of a team they have never belittled, as some pundits have, in the 2023 NBA Finals. The Nuggets delayed their departure to Miami until Monday to give their squad a chance to rest. The highlight of their trip, so far, was a luxury dinner at veteran Jeff Green’s home.
As for Miami, Tyler Herro has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game. Although there is still a chance for him to make a return for Friday’s Game 4. Reportedly, Herro is unsure he can contribute at this stage, a view not shared by his teammates Kevin Love and Duncan Robinson.