Pat Riley believes the Heat would have forced a Game 7, if Adebayo and Dragic were healthy

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Pat Riley made an interesting statement regarding the outcome of the 2020 NBA Finals between the Lakers and the Heat.

The legendary president of Miami said the team could have forced a Game 7 if Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic were healthy.

“They beat us fair and squarely. But there will be always be that asterisk; if we had Bam and Goran 100 percent — Goran was our leading scorer [entering the Finals] — it might have gone to a seventh game,” Riley said, per the Miami Herald.

Adebayo and Dragic got injured in Game 1 of the series and were forced to miss two and four games, respectively. Miami lost to the Lakers 4-2.