A rollercoaster third period and sort of back where we were at half. Heat 79, Wizards 76 going into fourth. Deng with 16.
End Q3: Heat 79, Wizards 76. Deng: 16p, 4r. Chalmers: 14p, 5a. Wade: 13p on 6/15, 6a, 4r. Haslem with 9p on 4/4 off bench.
Heat's last 2 possessions were an airball 3 by Norris Cole & a double dribble by Justin Hamilton. Deng rights it with 2/2 FTs after a drive.
Wade in w/ Deng, a back-up PG, a journeyman who nearly slipped out of NBA this year & a recent D-leaguer. Just hit a jumper to put Heat up 8
Gritty non-Bosh effort by Heat. Heat 55, Wizards 54 at half. Chalmers with 12, Deng with nine, Haslem with nine.
Deng played all 12 minutes of the first quarter. I can't recall the last time a Heat player did that.
End Q1: Wizards 29, Heat 25. Chalmers: 5p, 4a. Williams: 6p on 2/3 threes. Andersen: 5p with 2 alleyoops. Wade: 0p on 0/3, 2a. Deng: 5p, 3r.
With Cole and Chalmers out there, Deng shouldn't be handling the ball so much. Heat need to find him cutting to the basket more.
And this time the Heat open with Shawne Williams and Chris Andersen, alongside Wade, Deng and . . . Chalmers. Yes, Rio starting.
Bosh (calf) again out for Heat tonight (and, of course, Josh McRoberts, too). So looking like Wade, Cole, Deng and power rotation du jour.
Wade has 27 points through 3 quarters on the second night of a back-to-back set. Deng is second on the team with just 8. Not enough support.
Heat iso Deng on Hayward. There needs to be more of that.
Heat had a chance to cut the deficit to single-digits before Deng gave the ball away which led to the Hayward jumper.
The fortune I got earlier this trip seems fitting to share seeing as the Jazz are playing against Luol Deng. http://t.co/09ASWYTXx1
Norris Cole, Luol Deng, Lone Peak product Justin Hamilton, D Wade and Chris "Birdman" Andersen starting for the Heat
Starters in Miami tonight: Hamilton, Andersen, Deng, Wade, Cole vs. Kanter, Favors, Hayward, Burks, Burke.
With Bosh and McRoberts Heat would post Wade and Deng and space with shooters. Now spacing with Haslem, Hamilton, Williams and Birdman
Deng puts leak at Barclays in the context of Miami's season: "It's unbelievable. Never seen anything like this. One thing after another."
Deng on Wade: "I didn't think he was going to play. I'm glad he found some energy... Great players are able to do that."
Panthers win 20-round shootout vs. Washington, longest shootout in NHL history... Wade 28, Deng 18, Napier 11 in Heat win in Brooklyn.
Bojan Bogdanovic is called for a loose ball foul on the defensive rebound. Good call. Hooked Luol Deng's arm.
Atrocious call by Tony Brothers there. Deron Williams didn't even touch Luol Deng, who then clearly traveled.
Heat go from up 10 at half, to lead down to one to up 76-66 going into fourth. Wade with 21. Deng with 13.
HALF: Heat 55, Nets 45. Wade: 17p on 7/14. Deng: 10p, 4r. Miami holding BKN to 33.3% FGs. 29-min rain delay in Q1.
One of Heat's best halves in a while, up 55-45 on Nets. Wade with 17, Deng with 10. Plumlee with 13 for Nets.
Hear were on a bit of a roll with Napier and Deng connecting from long range when the game was halted.
Heat go with Norris Cole, Wade, Luol Deng, Justin Hamilton & Udonis Haslem starting at Brooklyn tonight.
Heat to start Cole, Wade, Deng, Hamilton and Haslem (not Shawne Williams).
Luol Deng on the Heat's illness issue: "Maybe we can make rule about no high-fives and no passing each other the ball."
The Heat's projected lineup for Tuesday: Luol Deng, Shawne Williams, Justin Hamilton, Dwyane Wade, Norris Cole...Subject to change.
Projecting the Heat's starting lineup for Tuesday: Cole, Hardaway, Deng, Williams, Mourning
So Heat lineup on Tuesday in Brooklyn could look something like: Udonis Haslem, Shawne Williams, Luol Deng, Norris Cole and James Ennis.
The Cole-Wade-Deng-McRoberts-Bosh lineup has been on the court 34 min. Bosh: "Awesome."
Rose on playing against Deng: "Great person. Happy for him. Seems like he's very happy here. He's one of their threats. I miss him."
FINAL: Bulls 93, Heat 75. Miami shoots season-low 35% and goes 4/22 on threes. Deng leads with 17p & 10r.
By one point and one rebound, Pau Gasol's streak of eight straight double-doubles ends. Bulls 11-3 on the road. Deng double-double of 17-10.
Bulls beat Heat, 93-75. Miami shoots 35%. Wade & Deng w/ 17. Dunleavy 8/11 for 22. Butler w/ 17. Rose 14 & 3.