MIA entered Sunday's game vs. DET without Bosh, Whiteside, McRoberts, Andersen and Napier. And then Deng and Beasley got hurt in first half.
Luol Deng kept asking Mario Chalmers if Kansas is still in the tourney. "That's the kind of stuff that (bleeps) up a friendship, Lu."
Spoelstra sounds hopeful of having both Deng and Beasley back Tuesday vs. Spurs.
Spoelstra says Deng bruised his knee a few days ago and hit it again today.
FINAL: Heat 109, Pistons 102. Wade: 40p on 14/27. Deng, Beasley and maybe Chalmers added to injured list. Spurs are next.
Heat started the game with Bosh, McRoberts, Whiteside and Birdman out with injuries. Deng and Beasley now out, and maybe Chalmers.
Heat corrects that it's a left knee for Deng.
So Wade had fluid drained Saturday and it's Deng and Beasley who aren't on bench now.
Loss of Deng for any time would be huge, with Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James up next at small forward vs. Heat.
Deng played 6:44 in the second period, with his only stat a turnover.
Luol Deng (right knee contusion) will not return to the game. Plague continues...
Deng has a bruised right knee and will NOT return.
Deng out with a bruised knee, per Heat.
Deng not on Heat bench.
Ennis starts second half in place of Deng.
James Ennis in the second-half starting lineup for the Heat. Deng out.
James Ennis starting second half for Heat instead of Luol Deng
TONIGHT'S STARTERS Heat (33-39): Deng, Walker, Haslem, Wade, Dragic Pistons (28-44): Butler, Tolliver, Drummond, Caldwell-Pope, Jackson
Heat to start Haslem, Walker, Deng, Wade and Dragic.
Luol Deng now with a double-double. (Thus ends Heat up-to-the-minute highlights.)
Luol Deng led the Heat with 11 points in the first half. Heat shot 31.7 percent from the field.
Hawks 55, Heat 37 at half. Wade 2 of 9 in his return. Deng with 10 points, eight rebounds. Carroll with 19 for Hawks.
This was the game Luol Deng tossed an assist to himself off the backboard.
Wade listed in Heat starting lineup, along with Dragic, Deng, Walker and Haslem (Birdman and Whiteside out).
Again looking like Heat will start Haslem, Walker, Deng, Dragic and Chalmers. For now.
Heat scores only 11 in the fourth but escapes with 93-86 win in Boston. Dragic 22 points, Deng 15.
Dragic to Deng in transition for the And-1. They're pumped
Heat putting it on Boston right now. Deng with a corner 3, Miami up 19
Pregame note: Luol Deng continues to be one of the classiest players in the NBA
Heat to start Haslem, Walker, Deng, Chalmers and Dragic.
Chalmers starts in place of injured Wade. Walker starting at power forward and Haslem at center. Dragic and Deng the other starters.
What shoes is Luol Deng wearing? Those are pretty slick.
Deng drills 3 and Miami answers Bucks run. Score tied at 43 with Dragic going to line after scoring and drawing MCW's third foul.
Precision pass by Dragic in transition for the Deng layup. Heat now with the lead vs Bucks.
Heat 14, Bucks 11 at first timeout. Kidd calls timeout after a 3 by Wade and turnover leads to Deng basket.
Giannis with charging foul and now a 2nd foul defending Deng. Bayless in for Giannis.
Deng, Haslem, Whiteside, Wade and Dragic again start for Heat.
Kirk Hinrich passed Luol Deng for 4th all-time in Bulls franchise history in minutes played. Trails Jordan, Pippen and Sloan.