NBA Basketball
Scoreboard|Stats|Standings|Teams|Players|Player News|Injuries|Transactions

Miami Heat


Tue. 1/27 Fri. 1/30 Sun. 2/1 Tue. 2/3 Wed. 2/4
vs. Mil 
L 102-109
Box | Recap
vs. Dal 
L 72-93
Box | Recap
@ Bos 
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST22:00 UAE19:0013:00 ET12:00 PM CT16:00
Preview
@ Det 
4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 PM CT22:30
@ Min 
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 PM CT23:00

Heat-Celtics Preview

(AP) -- Hassan Whiteside has paid his dues with several stints in the D-League and others in China and Lebanon. Now his persistence is finally paying off with extended playing time in Miami.

The shot-blocking center looks to continue his rise as the banged-up Heat try to avoid their third straight defeat in the opener of a four-game road swing Sunday against the struggling Boston Celtics.

After he was drafted in the second round by Sacramento in 2010, Whiteside played just 19 games in his first two seasons before earning the NBL defensive player of the year honors and Finals MVP for China's Sichuan Blue Whales in 2013. The 7-footer also spent five months in the Lebanese Basketball League in 2013-14 and had another 17-game stint in China.

 MORE
Leaders
Points: Dwyane Wade21.4
Rebounds: Hassan Whiteside7.6
Assists: Dwyane Wade5.4
FG%: Luol Deng49.6%
Steals: Mario Chalmers1.52
Blocks: Hassan Whiteside2.35
Defense (Rank)
Points: 96.4 (3)
Rebounds: 40.4 (3)
Assists: 20.5 (7)
FG%: 45.6% (21)
FT%: 73.9% (5)
3P%: 36.0% (24)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 92.7 (28)
Rebounds: 37.7 (30)
Assists: 19.9 (29)
FG%: 45.5% (11)
FT%: 74.0% (23)
3P%: 34.0% (21)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Atlanta 40 8 .833 --
Washington 31 17 .646 9.0
Miami 20 26 .435 19.0
Charlotte 20 27 .426 19.5
Orlando 15 35 .300 26.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/29/2015 Tyler Johnson Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
1/22/2015 Tyler Johnson 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
1/12/2015 Tyler Johnson Signed to 10-Day Contract
1/6/2015 Andre Dawkins Waived
11/24/2014 Hassan Whiteside Signed as Free Agent
Show Transactions
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/30/2015 Dwyane Wade Strained right hamstring
1/27/2015 Luol Deng Calf soreness
1/27/2015 Chris Andersen Elbow injury
1/21/2015 Hassan Whiteside Sprained right ankle
1/21/2015 Luol Deng Illness
Show Injuries
w9 © 2015 by STATS LLC.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.