Butler checks out after the honorary Luol Deng shift.
Heat loses 93-91 to Hawks, now 25-33,10-17 at home; 23 Heat TOs (Deng 8). Walker shoots 3-16;Dragic & Deng 2-7; Beasley 4-12.
At 0 for 5 from the field, Deng hits a 3-pointer that draws Heat within 65-60.
Deng with his first points of the game on that corner 3.
Now Luol Deng with a T after Spoelstra also argued with referees. This is not about officiating. Hawks free throw to follow after break.
Luol Deng with six first-half turnovers, and scoreless.
Heat now up to 12 turnovers. Looks like Deng, who is out, will go scoreless in first half.
Deng with a turnover and then posterized by Bazemore.
Deng and Dragic still scoreless for Heat. But Whiteside with 12 rebounds.
Luol Deng gets the Heat's first non-Whiteside rebound with 4:08 left in the opening period.
With Deng still in, have to wonder whether there is any Beasley left.
Heat 82, Pelicans 73 going into fourth. Deng with 20, Dragic 18. No Beasley yet in second half.
Deng has picked up defensive assignment on Gordon, so Wade on Pondexter.
Heat 9-0 when Deng scores more than 20 points. (15 at the half.)
Pelicans 54, Heat 54 at half. Deng with 15, Dragic with 14 for Heat. Beasley with seven on 3 of 6. Wade four points, two fouls.
Luol Deng with 13 points, 4 of 5 shooting. Heat on an 8-0 run. Heat 46, P'cans 39 4:13 2Q.
Beasley to bench. Deng back in.
Haslem stays in starting lineup, alongside Dragic, Wade, Deng and Whiteside. Beasley is active.
Luol Deng said he was not required to enter NBA concussion protocol after taking blow Wednesday, but said his neck still is sore.
Beasley genuinely excited about this possibility. Said he understood no room for him with Deng, McRoberts and Granger in offseason.
The Heat famously is 9-0 when Luol Deng scores 20 or more points. He had 21 tonight, including 13 in the third quarter.
OK....that was ugly. Trade Luol! Oh wait.
Down 7 with 45 sec. left in regulation,Heat wins 93-90 in OT in Orlando. Deng 21; Whiteside 15,13. Walker 2 huge threes final 22 sec. of 4th
Deng back in.
Deng about to check in. Guessing I was wrong about the whole trainer thing.
Spoelstra tried to send Luol Deng into the game and I think the Heat's trainer nixed the idea.
Luol Deng is ready to come back in whenever the Heat say go.
Deng keeps rubbing the back of his neck and rolling his head around, but he looks like he's going to try to come back in tonight.
Deng (head/neck) seems generally OK. Did not go to the locker room.
Anyway, Luol Deng is in some pain. Holding a bag of ice to the back of his neck.
Deng did something to his neck.
Luol Deng hit on the back of his head. Coming out of the game.
Looked like head/neck injury for Deng. Keeps blinking.
Heat 61, Magic 61 going into fourth. Deng a scoring machine, with 21 to lead Heat.