Victor Oladipo suffered a severe injury to his left knee during Game 3 of the series between the Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks. His teammates and fans were shocked. The shooting guard who scored eight points in just 19 minutes was seen on the court holding his left leg in pain.
Shams Charania, The Athletic confirmed the injury. He reported that Oladipo tore his patellar tendons in his left leg. Oladipo won’t be able participate in the rest of the playoffs and his absence from next season is not yet known.
Erik Spoelstra, the head coach of Miami, was visibly emotional after the game when he discussed Oladipo’s injury. “But I do not know the prognosis.” I’m staying positive and we’ll see what happens tomorrow after we scan him .”
Heat win Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead
Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Apr 22, 2023 Game
The Miami Heat won Game 3 in their first round series against the Milwaukee Bucks despite the horrific injury suffered by Oladipo. The Heat were intense and focused, and put on a great offensive show. They held the Bucks at 99 points.
Jimmy Butler was the star of the Heat’s game, scoring 30 points and grabbing 5 rebounds. He also had 4 assists. Goran Dragic scored 15 points off the bench and added 7 assists. Bam Adebayo played well as well. He finished with 12 points, eleven rebounds and five assists.
Milwaukee struggled throughout the entire game to find its rhythm without Giannis Antietokounmpo. Khris Midton was quiet, scoring only 23 points. Bobby Portis had trouble getting going and scored just 9 points.
The Heat have now taken a lead in the series over the Bucks. The injury to Oladipo, however, will be a major factor for the rest of this series. The Heat must find a replacement for Oladipo, who is known for his energy and production. Meanwhile, the Bucks are hoping to capitalize on the injury to tie the series.