Mike Gorman this morning said he heard Vincent really wanted to play Game 5 but they decided to be cautious with him and let him rest up a bit. So I'm guessing he can go Game 6, but he probably won't be 100% the rest of this series.
Even better. We need all the edge we can get. None of this "I wanna beat them when they're at their strongest to prove that I am the strongest, Marquis of Queensberry rules"
What about Caleb Martin? Apparently he tweaked his knee? Any chance he is out too?
For all the talk about Miami's injuries, we're not exactly at our strongest either. They lost the 21-22 6MOTY, well, we [essentially] lost the 22-23 6MOTY early in the series. Oladipo going down certainly hurt their guard depth, but nobody even talks about Gallo anymore, who was supposed to be in the top 8-9 of our rotation.
Vincent missing game 5 was a pretty big deal for them in terms of playmaking, but Highsmith was fantastic shooting the ball, was a plus defender, and actually ended up a positive in +/- over 36 minutes. If say White was out and Pritchard gave us what Highsmith did last game, then I would still expect us to compete.
All this means nothing now, though. Game 6 is a new game. Hopefully Miami will dwell on the fact that it's not fair and the Celtics go into Miami and blow them out.