Ex-Pacer watch: Boston's Evan Turner 10-7-5 in 24 min/ Charlotte's Lance Stephenson 7-13-8, 3 of 12 shooting/ Miami's Danny Granger DNP-CD
And now James Ennis, which likely means Granger too banged up to play.
Danny Granger (hamstring) & Udonis Haslem (quad) are dressed for action tonight and on the bench.
I don't see Danny Granger or Udonis Haslem in the layup line. Neither was ruled inactive beforehand. Might be getting treatment.
Andre Dawkins is inactive tonight, which probably means Haslem (quad) and Granger (hamstring) are available.
Haslem and Granger both active for Heat tonight. Dawkins and McRoberts inactive.
Spoelstra confirms McRoberts is out tonight, also says Udonis Haslem (tight quad) and Danny Granger (tight hamstring) may be out tonight.
Spoelstra says Haslem has been sore for a week, Granger for a few days.
Granger (hamstring) and Haslem (quad) are questionable for tonight.
Danny Granger (hamstring) and Udonis Haslem (quad) are warming up to see if they'll be able to go. Status TBD.
Granger (hamstring) & Haslem (quad) questionable for Heat vs Wizards tonight. McRoberts out. Wizards don't have Nene (suspension) or Beal.
McRoberts (toe), of course, is out. So Dawkins could be active if Haslem or Granger can't go. And no Granger likely would mean some Ennis.
Haslem has a tight quad and Granger has a tight hamstring, with their status in question tonight.
Erik Spoelstra rules out Josh McRoberts (toe). Udonis Haslem (quad) and Danny Granger (hamstring) are in question.
That leaves the Heat with five free agents added in offseason: Deng, McRoberts, Granger, Shawne Williams and Shannon Brown.
With Heat limited on wing, with Deng and Granger out, Heat in third went with Napier, Chalmers and Cole together. Small(est) ball.
For those tuning in late, no Deng, Granger, McRoberts, Haslem or Birdman for Heat, but Hamilton making preseason debut.
Birdman, Deng, McRoberts, Haslem and Granger are all out tonight vs Grizzlies.
Canasta de Granger en penetración, 84-84, 35 segundos.
Spoelstra said he did not play James Ennis because he wanted to give an extended run to Danny Granger.
Erik Spoelstra said he held out James Ennis in order to give Danny Granger more time. Granger scored 3p on 1/3 in 16min.
Heat notables who haven't played yet tonight: Udonis Haslem, James Ennis. Danny Granger has gotten just 11min, but he's in to start Q4.
It took a while but Granger knocks down the first Heat 3-pointer of the night.
Granger doing a nice job early on of facilitating.
BUT, Granger takes Anderson into the paint and makes the contested layup. Granger to shoot the freebie.
Danny Granger . . . your Heat go-to guy tonight.
Spurs: Joseph, Green, Anderson, Duncan, Bonner. Heat: Cole, Chalmers, Haslem, Granger, Williams. Just like in the Finals.
Spoestra to hold out Wade, Bosh, Deng and Birdman tonight, likely to start Shawne Williams, Haslem, Granger, Cole and Chalmers.
Both Wade and Bosh prepared to spectate Saturday in San Antonio. Figure on plenty of Granger.
Getting feeling Granger being saved as somewhat of a leading man Saturday, when Heat complete back-to-back in San Antonio. Has not played.
Looking like Shawne Williams will get the call at power forward. Spoelstra said he is not starting Granger-Luol in tandem again tonight.
Erik Spoelstra wasn't sure if Danny Granger (knee) would be able to practice regularly or play any preseason games. Hasn't missed a day yet.
Quick notes from 1st half: Bosh seems more assertive offensively & rebounding. Cole's best game yet. Granger looks way ahead of projections.
Shawne Williams enters as first Heat reserve, for Granger.
Then Granger with perfect set up to Deng on typical Deng cut. Heat 14-0 on Hawks. Horford 0 for 2 in return.
Heat up 12-0. Cole, Bosh, Granger all looking good early.
Heat open up quick 10-0 lead: Bosh 4 points, Granger 3, Cole 3
Heat rolling, up 10-0 on ATL in first two minutes. Two 3s by Granger, two nice moves by Bosh against Horford.
Granger opens 2 of 2 on 3-pointers, after three games of struggles from distance for Heat.
If Granger does wind up with regular-season minutes at power forward, it could significantly reduce Haslem's opportunities.
Heat starters tonight vs ATL: Norris Cole, Wade, Deng, Danny Granger & Bosh. Spoelstra still test driving options while McRoberts is out.
Granger to start at power forward tonight, third PF in four exhibitions. Also Bosh, Wade, Deng and Cole.
Did the Heat not learn anything from the last 10 years? Danny Granger can't guard LeBron James.