Miami Heat to be without another starter vs Cavs as injuries pile up

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UPDATE: Bam Adebayo is now questionable for Wednesday night's game with a bruised lower back.

The injury concerns on this trip continue to pile up for the Miami Heat.

After leaving Monday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers after three quarters with lower back soreness, Duncan Robinson returned to Miami to see a back specialist, as first reported by the Miami Herald.

Robinson will miss Wednesday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Jimmy Butler, who has missed the last two games with a foot injury, and Nikola Jovic, who missed Monday’s game with a hamstring injury, have been upgraded to questionable. 

Missing both Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson, the Miami Heat will be without their best shooters for Wednesday's game in Cleveland.

Kevin Love (heel) and Josh Richardson (shoulder surgery) are out.

The loss of Robinson means the Heat will start their 33rd different starting lineup in Cleveland on Wednesday night. Robinson has started the last 12 games in place of Tyler Herro, who remains out with a right foot injury. Robinson averaged 13.9 points, 3.7 assists and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 37.5% from 3-point range over that stretch. 

Now without Herro and Robinson, the Heat will be hard-pressed to find spacing around Bam Adebayo and Butler (if he plays). 

The Heat will have Adebayo, Caleb Martin, Terry Rozier, Delon Wright, Patty Mills, Jaime Jaquez Jr., Haywood Highsmith and Thomas Bryant available. Orlando Robinson and Alondes Williams are on G League assignment but could be recalled for Wednesday’s game. Two-way contract players Cole Swider and Jamal Cain are available.