The Toronto Raptors lead their series with the Miami Heat, but they’re without a key player for Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs on May 9. Is this the beginning of the end for Toronto? HollywoodLife.com wants you to see this game so click to watch!
The Miami Heat haven’t been setting the scoreboard on fire during their NBA Playoffs battles with the Toronto Raptors, but after a much-needed victory, are things turning around for Dwayne Wade, 34, and the rest of his squad? Or, is this a case of ‘too little, too late?’
Maybe being at home will give the Heat the fuel they need to roar past the Raptors, as Toronto will head down to the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida on May 9 for Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs. Toronto leads, 2-1, and Miami hopes to even things up with another win. The game kicks off at 8:00 P.M. EST, so after gazing at some of the best-looking ballers in the game, be ready for every thrilling second!
Here’s hoping Dwayne gets through this game without causing another international incident. During Game 3 on May 7, the rest of his team lined up and paid respects during the playing of “O Canada,” the Canadian national anthem, according to Deadspin. Yet, Dwayne continued to warm-up and take practice shots, which some have called totally rude! Show your Miami pride by getting an official Heat jersey here.
“Hey Dwayne,” Toronto mayor John Tory, 61, tweeted at the Miami player after seeing video of the warmup. “A Canadian invented the game. Respect the anthem. #WeTheNorth.” Dang, John. That was cold. Prove you’re as cool as Toronto’s elected officials by picking up an official Raptors jersey.
No matter how sick Mayor Tory’s burns might be, Toronto may be in trouble. The team’s center, Jonas Valanciunas, 24, will miss the rest of the series with a sprained ankle, according to ESPN. “It’s a big, big blow for us,” general manager Masai Ujiri, 46, said. “But this is life in the NBA and we just have to carry on.” Bismack Biyombo, 23, will likely take Jonas’s place, joining Kyle Lowry, 30, and the rest of the Raptors.
Miami has been bitten by the injury bug as well, as center Hassan Whiteside, 25, is likely to be out with an MCL sprain on his right knee, per SB Nation. Considering the team made 41 turnovers in the first two games (games that they lost) this is horrible news. Will the Heat come closer to elimination or will things get tied at 2-games apiece?
Who do you want to win, HollywoodLifers?