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Josh Richardson Reportedly Plans to Play Game 5 After Suffering Shoulder Injury

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 21, 2018

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 21: Josh Richardson #0 of the Miami Heat looks on in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 21, 2018 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Despite suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday's Game 4 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson intends to play on Tuesday.

Per Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania, Richardson plans to play through a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder for Game 5.

The injury occurred during the second quarter of Miami's 106-102 loss when Richardson collided with Joel Embiid diving for a loose ball.

The Heat officially announced Richardson sustained a contusion on his left shoulder, but he was able to return later. The 24-year-old finished the game with 10 points, seven assists and seven steals in 35 minutes.

Richardson led the Heat with 3.5 defensive win shares during the regular season, per Basketball Reference. He also averaged a career-high 12.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

The Heat trail the 76ers 3-1 in the series and must win out to keep their season alive.

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