PJ Tucker, Kyle Lowry travel to Boston for Game 3:

Tim Reynolds: PJ Tucker, Kyle Lowry (and every other Heat player) are on the plane to Boston today.
Source: Twitter @ByTimReynolds:

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Barry Jackson: @flasportsbuzz:
Tucker and Lowry traveling to Boston at this hour, but that means nothing regarding their status for Game 3. Status reports for tomorrow coming later today – 1:38 PM:

Anthony Chiang: @Anthony_Chiang:
Entire Heat roster traveling to Boston today, including PJ Tucker and Kyle Lowry. Injury report for Game 3 expected in a few hours. – 1:29 PM:

Ira Winderman: @IraHeatBeat:
The entire Heat roster is traveling to Boston, including Kyle Lowry and PJ Tucker. An injury report is expected later. – 1:29 PM:

Tim Reynolds: @ByTimReynolds:
PJ Tucker, Kyle Lowry (and every other Heat player) are on the plane to Boston today. – 1:29 PM:

Wes Goldberg: @wcgoldberg:
Here’s the play where PJ Tucker hurt his left knee. You can see him grab at it after closing out on Horford. And we clearly limited for the remainder of the first half. pic.twitter.com/I63ng8lHbf:11:06 AM:

Ira Winderman: @IraHeatBeat:
Heat’s playoff fate rests in power of healing for 36-, 37-year-old starters. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Is there time for Kyle Lowry and PJ Tucker to the rescue? Or will it all rest on how much heavy lifting Jimmy Butler can endure? – 10:18 AM:

Sirius XM NBA: @SiriusXMNBA:
Is this Celtics-Heat series over already?
If Kyle Lowry does not return, @Brian Scalabrine: thinks it is.
#NBAPlayoffs: pic.twitter.com/IhAX61u0ve:8:27 AM:

Joe Vardon: @joevardon:
‘They set out to embarrass us. They did embarrass us. ‘ Jimmy Butler sounds off after Celtics destroyed his Heat in Game 2; PJ Tucker to seek MRI on his knee: @The Athletic: theathletic.com/news/celtics-h… – 12:03 AM:

Tim Reynolds: @ByTimReynolds:
Dr. Butler says he believes PJ Tucker will be all right. – 11:45 PM:

Brady Hawk: @BradyHawk305:
Putting everybody’s recency bias aside from tonight:
This Heat team NEEDS PJ Tucker on this run:
That’ll be the focus now – 11:30 PM:

Barry Jackson: @flasportsbuzz:
Heat said Lowry is making progress but does not describe him as close to returning – 11:25 PM:

Tim Reynolds: @ByTimReynolds:
Spo said PJ Tucker insists that he’ll be good to go. He’ll be evaluated again tomorrow, of course. – 11:21 PM:

Surya Fernandez: @SuryaHeatNBA:
Not sure if even a healthy Kyle Lowry, or realistically anything close to resembling that at this point, would be this much of a difference maker. But it would be a start, if he can come back soon. Tucker hopefully too. – 10:54 PM:

Jared Weiss: @JaredWeissNBA:
PJ Tucker is out for the game with a left knee contusion – 10:23 PM:

JD Shaw: @JShawNBA:
Heat forward PJ Tucker (knee contusion) will not return to Game 2 tonight. – 10:23 PM:

Tim Reynolds: @ByTimReynolds:
PJ Tucker (left knee) out for rest of tonight. – 10:23 PM:

Tim Bontemps: @TimBontemps:
Looks like Jayson Tatum got poked in the eye by PJ Tucker on that last drive, or hit near his eye. He was grabbing at it during that entire exchange. – 9:44 PM:

Jay King: @ByJayKing:
Now Grant Williams did the “too small” gesture after scoring over PJ Tucker lol. – 9:44 PM:

Jared Weiss: @JaredWeissNBA:
Grant Williams hitting PJ Tucker with the too small is a glitch in the matrix – 9:43 PM:

Mark Murphy: @Murf56:
Rather rough start for Rob Williams, including getting beaten by PJ Tucker for an offensive rebound and foul. – 8:59 PM:

Jay King: @ByJayKing:
PJ Tucker being super aggressive so far. Celtics are going to have Robert Williams on him with this starting lineup and he’s tried to make a couple of plays off the bounce already. – 8:49 PM:

Brady Hawk: @BradyHawk305:
The PJ Tucker scoring display? – 8:47 PM:

Sean Grande: @SeanGrandePBP:
Celtics at Heat – FTX Arena – May 19, 2022 – East Finals Game 2 Starters:
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, R. Williams:
Miami – Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, PJ Tucker, Bam Adebayo
OUT: Boston: White, Hauser Miami: Lowry: pic.twitter.com/uxv2ycZjaW:8:13 PM:

Ira Winderman: @IraHeatBeat:
Gabe Vincent again starting for Lowry, along with Butler, Adebayo, Tucker, Strus. – 8:04 PM:

Anthony Chiang: @Anthony_Chiang:
Heat guard Gabe Vincent explains the Kyle Lowry effect: ‘My IQ has grown a lot being around him’ miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… – 8:02 PM:

Barry Jackson: @flasportsbuzz:
Smart playing for Boston. Horford playing too if you missed it; team says he never had covid symptoms. All Heat players available except Lowry. – 7:09 PM:

Tim Bontemps: @TimBontemps:
Heat say Kyle Lowry again will not play in Game 2. – 6:44 PM:

Anthony Chiang: @Anthony_Chiang:
Heat’s Gabe Vincent explains the Kyle Lowry effect: ‘My IQ has grown a lot being around him’ miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… – 2:36 PM:

More on this storyline:

Kyle Lowry remains out because of a strained left hamstring, but his impact is still being felt through Gabe Vincent. Vincent has filled in for the injured Lowry as the Miami Heat’s starting point guard during most of its playoff run. The Heat entered Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals at FTX Arena on Thursday night with a perfect 7-0 record this postseason with Vincent in the starting lineup. “I feel like my IQ has grown a lot being around him,” Vincent said of Lowry’s influence in their first season as teammates. “Learning how to read defenses differently. I think I’ve become a much better passer. A lot of that has to do with being able to see things develop or see where I can get guys the ball where the defense can not get it. I think you see that most for me particularly with pitching the ball ahead. -via Miami Herald / May 19, 2022:

Chris Haynes: Miami Heat are listing Kyle Lowry (hamstring) out for Game 2 against the Boston Celtics. -via: Twitter @ChrisBHaynes: / May 18, 2022:

Ira Winderman: Spoelstra said only light shooting for Kyle Lowry. So basically no new update, likely to be listed as out later. -via: Twitter @IraHeatBeat: / May 18, 2022:

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