Heat rule out Vincent for Game 5 vs. Celtics

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Miami Heat guard Gabe Vincent, who is averaging 17.5 points during the Eastern Conference finals, has been ruled out with a left ankle sprain for Game 5 vs. the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, the team announced.

Vincent suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Game 4 on Tuesday. He is shooting 58% in the series — and 50% from 3-point range vs. the Celtics.

The Heat, who are already without guards Tyler Herro and Victor Oladipo, have a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series entering Thursday’s game in Boston.

Herro, who broke his hand in Game 1 of the playoff series vs. Milwaukee, has resumed workouts after having his brace removed.

“There’s no timetable,” Heat coach Eric Spoelstra said Tuesday of Herro. “He does have the brace off and he’s able to do ballhandling and some shooting.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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