Video: Victor Oladipo exits game vs. Lakers after suffering non-contact injury

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On Thursday, the Miami Heat defeated the Los Angeles Lakers for a hard-fought win, but there’s a cloud of concern hanging over the team.

Guard Victor Oladipo had to leave the game late after what appeared to be a non-contact injury.

Oladipo was recently acquired from the Houston Rockets in a trade that sent Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk to Texas.

The Maryland native played well against L.A. by scoring 18 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. He also served up a facial on Lakers big man Andre Drummond during the third quarter.

Needless to say, if Oladipo has to miss an extended period of time due to injury, it will significantly hurt Miami’s chances of returning to the NBA Finals.

The team is currently in a three-way tie with the Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s, and during that time he has lived through the Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James era of Heat basketball. He feels strongly that the NBA and sports aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.