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Heat’s Andersen insists he will play in Game 2

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Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen, who left Game 1 with a right knee contusion, insisted he would play Thursday night in the second game of the playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets.

Andersen said there is a “1,000 percent” chance he would be on the court Thursday.

“I’m there,” Andersen told reporters. “You’re going to need a body bag to keep me from playing.”

Coach Erik Spoelstra said Andersen’s status is still day to day.

“I don’t take his word for it,” Spoelstra told reporters. “We’ll actually have to see how he feels (Thursday) when he actually moves around and warms up and I’ll talk to our training staff. All of our guys, you ask them immediately after the injury, ‘Hey, I’m fine.”‘

The Heat lead the Brooklyn Nets 1-0 in the second-round series.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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