Ailing Heat vets Lowry, Tucker will warm up ahead of Game 3

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Miami Heat veterans Kyle Lowry and P.J. Tucker will warm up "with the intent to play" in Game 3 against the Boston Celtics, the team announced Saturday.

Lowry was upgraded to questionable Friday after missing eight of the last 10 games with a hamstring injury. He initially sustained the injury in Game 3 of the Heat's first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks. He returned to the lineup two weeks later but re-aggravated his hamstring during the Game 4 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in the previous round.

Third-year guard Gabe Vincent started each postseason contest Lowry missed.

Tucker is also listed as questionable for Saturday's pivotal tilt. The 37-year-old left Game 2 early with a left knee contusion. However, the swelling had subsided by Friday, sources told Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.

The Eastern Conference finals shifts to Boston tied at one game apiece. Tipoff is slated for 8:30 p.m. ET.

Ailing Heat vets Lowry, Tucker will warm up ahead of Game 3
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