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Josh Richardson probably out rest of regular season as Heat make playoff push

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MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 20: Josh Richardson #0 of the Miami Heat in action against the Charlotte Hornets at American Airlines Arena on October 20, 2018 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. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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The Heat are on the outside looking in for the playoffs.

Josh Richardson’s injury won’t help Miami overtake the Magic, Nets or Pistons.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Richardson has been very good this season. This is a major loss.

A silver lining: The main reason people nationally want Miami to make the playoffs is to get Dwyane Wade on that stage again. Now, it falls more on Wade to help the Heat down the stretch. So, he’ll still be in the spotlight one more time for Miami. It’ll just be these final regular-season games (at least).