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Celtics' Danilo Gallinari: Remains out for Game 7
Gallinari (knee) is listed as out Monday for Game 7 of the Celtics' Eastern Conference Finals series versus the Heat.
The Celtics haven't officially commented on Gallinari's status for the rest of the postseason, but given that he hasn't played at all during the 2022-23 campaign while recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, it's difficult to envision him having any sort of role even if he can gain clearance should Boston advance to the NBA Finals.
Celtics' Malcolm Brogdon: Iffy for Monday
Brogdon (forearm) is listed as questionable for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat on Monday.
Brogdon participated in the shootaround before Game 6, but he ultimately sat out the Celtics' 104-103 win. If available Monday, Brogdon could be in store for a limited role behind backcourt starters Derrick White and Marcus Smart. Through his five appearances in the series, Brogdon has shot just 33.3 percent from the field and has averaged 6.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 21.2 minutes per contest.
Heat's Gabe Vincent: Questionable to play Monday
Vincent (ankle) is listed as questionable for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics on Monday.
Vincent missed Game 5 due to his left ankle sprain but was cleared for the Heat's 104-103 loss in Game 6 on Saturday, when he played 41 minutes and finished with 15 points (6-18 FG, 3-6 3Pt), four rebounds and one block. He'll presumably do everything in his power to play in a decisive Game 7, but in the event Vincent can't go or is limited in some capacity, Kyle Lowry would pick up extra run at point guard.
Heat's Kyle Lowry: Modest production in loss
Lowry posted eight points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals across 18 minutes during Saturday's 104-103 loss to the Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
With Gabe Vincent (ankle) back in the starting lineup, Lowry returned to his usual bench role for Game 6. The veteran guard scored his most points since Game 1 and recorded tallies in each defensive category for the third time during the Eastern Conference Finals, but his fantasy upside remains limited due to his current spot in Miami's rotation.
Heat's Duncan Robinson: Stays hot despite loss
Robinson had 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt), one rebound and two assists across 20 minutes during Saturday's 104-103 loss to Boston in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
After hardly playing in Game 1, Robinson has averaged 14.0 points on 50 percent shooting from deep over the past five matchups. He failed to connect on a couple of wide-open chances to give Miami the lead late in the fourth quarter, but he's still been a solid offensive weapon for the Heat this series and figures to have a sizable bench role during Game 7 on Monday.
Heat's Max Strus: Scores in double figures
Strus posted 10 points (3-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), one rebound and three assists in 25 minutes during Saturday's 104-103 loss to the Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
After totaling just 12 points over the previous two matchups, Strus found his shooting stroke again and scored in double figures for the fourth time during the Eastern Conference Finals. Across 17 postseason matchups thus far, the undrafted product out of DePaul has averaged 10.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 29.0 minutes per game.
Heat's Bam Adebayo: Struggles with shot in loss
Adebayo totaled 11 points (4-16 FG, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal over 46 minutes during Saturday's 104-103 loss to Boston in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Adebayo struggled to find the bottom of the net in Game 6, but he still made solid offensive contributions with seven offensive boards and five dimes. Across the first six matchups of the Eastern Conference Finals, the talented big man has averaged 15.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 35.7 minutes per game.
Heat's Gabe Vincent: Scores 15 points
Vincent had 15 points (6-18 FG, 3-6 3Pt), four rebounds and one block across 41 minutes during Saturday's 104-103 loss to the Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Vincent was back controlling the offense after missing Game 5 with a left ankle sprain and didn't miss a beat, as he submitted his fourth double-digit scoring outing of the Eastern Conference Finals. Across five matchups versus Boston, the point guard has averaged 17.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 36.0 minutes per game.
Heat's Jimmy Butler: Strong fourth quarter not enough
Butler totaled 24 points (5-21 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 12-14 FT), 11 rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 47 minutes during Saturday's 104-103 loss to Boston in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Butler labored offensively for much of the game, but as usual, he picked up his play in the fourth and nearly willed Miami to a Game 6 victory. The superstar forward has averaged 24.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 2.5 steals thus far in the Eastern Conference Finals, but he may need to submit a signature, career-defining performance in Game 7 if Miami is going defeat Boston on the road.
Heat's Caleb Martin: Continues prolific play
Martin totaled 21 points (7-13 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 15 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 41 minutes during Saturday's 104-103 loss to the Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Martin moved into the starting lineup for Game 6, sending Kevin Love to the bench. The former finished second on the team in scoring behind Jimmy Butler and grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds en route to his second double-double of the postseason. Martin has scored in double figures in all six matchups of the Eastern Conference Finals thus far, averaging 18.2 points on 58/46/87 shooting splits.