With Deng's inconsistency, McRoberts' rust & Granger's unavailability, the re-signing of Chalmers stands out as a rare positive so far.
Rough start for Luol Deng, a couple of missed layups and a turnover.
Shannon Brown starting for Heat in backcourt alongside Mario Chalmers. Also starting: Bosh, Deng, Shawne Williams.
Bosh now has 28 of the Heat's 61 points. Deng is the only other Heat player to reach double figures in scoring with 13.
With 1:16 left in first quarter, Mario Chalmers becomes the first Heat player other than Bosh or Deng to score.
Deng (4 points) and Bosh (7 points) are the only Heat players to have scored so far with 4 minutes left in the first quarter.
Bosh and Deng remain only Heat players to score, with 3:56 left in first. Napier and McRoberts enter.
Spoelstra confirms there is no change to the injury status of Wade, he's out for tonight. Deng, McRoberts, Hamilton available.
TONIGHT'S STARTERS Heat: Cole, Chalmers, Williams, Deng, Bosh Clippers: Paul, Reddick, Barnes, Griffin, Jordan
Heat had tweeted Granger as a starter then removed the tweet. Now have Deng and Chalmers starting.
Luol Deng is expected to start tonight for the Heat. Dwyane Wade is still out.
Deng and McRoberts will play.
Dwayne Wade is out, Luol Deng is in and Josh McRoberts is in for Miami Heat versus Clippers.
Spoelstra confirms Wade out, Deng and McRoberts likely in. And Hamllton available if needed.
Spoelstra said at today's shootaround that Wade is out for tonight, Deng is probable. McRoberts, Hamilton are available.
Deng said hopes to play tonight vs Clippers
Spoelstra said Wade out again tonight. Deng questionable.
Deng went through shootaround. Looks like he will play tonight.
Wade, McRoberts, Deng all questionable for Thursday vs. Clippers
Spoelstra said Wade and Deng were limited in practice today, saying they weren't ready for contact. McRoberts went through all of practice.
Josh McRoberts (foot) returned to full practice, but Wade (hamstring), Deng (wrist) were limited in advance of Thursday's visit by Clippers.
Erik Spoelstra says Wade (hamstring) & Deng (wrist) were non-contact. Josh McRoberts (severe blister) was full-go.
Without Wade, Deng and McRoberts, Heat (6-5) snaps 3-game skid with 95-83 win in Brooklyn. Chalmers 22, Bosh 15, Cole 12,Napier 11, Ennis 10
No Wade, no Deng, at home, down by double digits. This is bad. This is very bad.
BKN a few minutes away from losing to MIA, who will have got less than 30 minutes total from Bosh (foul trouble), Deng (out) & Wade (out).
With Wade & Deng out, Bosh has 4p on 1/5 FGs in 13 min. Mario Chalmers leads Miami with 9p. Game tied at 34 with 3:33 left in Q2.
Heat are now 6-for-20 from the field and 0-for-7 from 3-point range. Tough for them to score to win without Wade, Deng and McRoberts.
Heat starting Danny Granger and Mario Chalmers in place of Luol Deng & Dwyane Wade.
Danny Granger, starting in his Heat reg. season debut tonight, has played just 46 games (and started 2) in past 2 seasons. Wade, Deng out.
No Wade tonight for the Heat in Brooklyn. Deng not in the lineup after Spoelstra said he landed on his wrist Sunday.
Danny Granger is starting for Luol Deng tonight.
And out of nowhere, Danny Granger is starting in place of Luol Deng, who is out with a sore right wrist.
Deng (wrist) was going to get x-rays before the game, "but from the look of it and the feel of it, it’s badly sprained."
Luol Deng says his sprained R wrist (shooting wrist) hurts on every shot. If it was his L wrist he'd play.