HoopsHype Luol Deng Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: December 19, 2014 | 09:22 PM

Ira Winderman

A rollercoaster third period and sort of back where we were at half. Heat 79, Wizards 76 going into fourth. Deng with 16.

Jason Lieser

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.

Jason Lieser

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.

Jason Lieser

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

Joseph Goodman

Encouraging first half for the #Heat. Haslem with nine points off the bench. Deng with nine. Shawne Williams eight points.

Ira Winderman

Gritty non-Bosh effort by Heat. Heat 55, Wizards 54 at half. Chalmers with 12, Deng with nine, Haslem with nine.

Surya Fernandez

Deng played all 12 minutes of the first quarter. I can't recall the last time a Heat player did that.

Jason Lieser

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.

Surya Fernandez

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.

Joseph Goodman

More musical chairs for the #Heat tonight. Chalmers back in the starting lineup along with Deng, Williams, Birdman, and Wade. @Sportsmanias

Surya Fernandez

#Heat starters: Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Shawne Williams and Chris Andersen. Norris Cole returns to the bench.

Jorge Castillo

#Wizards starting 5: Wall, Beal, Pierce, Humphries, Gortat. #Heat starters: Cole, Wade, Deng, Haslem, Hamilton.

Jason Lieser

#Heat will start Mario Chalmers, Wade, Luol Deng, Shawne Williams & Chris Andersen tonight vs Wash. Lineup No. 12.

Ira Winderman

And this time the Heat open with Shawne Williams and Chris Andersen, alongside Wade, Deng and . . . Chalmers. Yes, Rio starting.

Ira Winderman

Bosh (calf) again out for Heat tonight (and, of course, Josh McRoberts, too). So looking like Wade, Cole, Deng and power rotation du jour.

Surya Fernandez

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.

Ira Winderman

Heat iso Deng on Hayward. There needs to be more of that.

Surya Fernandez

Heat had a chance to cut the deficit to single-digits before Deng gave the ball away which led to the Hayward jumper.

Jody Genessy

The fortune I got earlier this trip seems fitting to share seeing as the Jazz are playing against Luol Deng. http://t.co/09ASWYTXx1

Tony Jones

Norris Cole, Luol Deng, Lone Peak product Justin Hamilton, D Wade and Chris "Birdman" Andersen starting for the Heat

Jody Genessy

Tonight's starters for #UTAatMIA Jazz: Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter, Favors Heat: Cole, Wade, Deng, Andersen, Hamilton

Ethan J. Skolnick

Starters in Miami tonight: Hamilton, Andersen, Deng, Wade, Cole vs. Kanter, Favors, Hayward, Burks, Burke.

Surya Fernandez

#Heat starters: Norris Cole, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Justin Hamilton and..drum roll.... Chris Andersen.

David Locke

With Bosh and McRoberts Heat would post Wade and Deng and space with shooters. Now spacing with Haslem, Hamilton, Williams and Birdman

Emiliano Carchia

VIDEO: Luol Deng takes 6 steps with the official right in front of him..no travel called sportando.com/en/usa/nba/145… http://t.co/XlPleD0gDd

Jason Lieser

Deng puts leak at Barclays in the context of Miami's season: "It's unbelievable. Never seen anything like this. One thing after another."

Jason Lieser

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."

Barry Jackson

Panthers win 20-round shootout vs. Washington, longest shootout in NHL history... Wade 28, Deng 18, Napier 11 in Heat win in Brooklyn.

Tim Bontemps

Bojan Bogdanovic is called for a loose ball foul on the defensive rebound. Good call. Hooked Luol Deng's arm.

Tim Bontemps

Atrocious call by Tony Brothers there. Deron Williams didn't even touch Luol Deng, who then clearly traveled.

Ira Winderman

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.

Jason Lieser

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.

Ira Winderman

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.

Alex Raskin

Deng hits a 3 at the buzzer to give the #Heat a 33-25 lead after one (ONE) quarter. #nets

Surya Fernandez

Hear were on a bit of a roll with Napier and Deng connecting from long range when the game was halted.

Surya Fernandez

Yes, these are the #Heat starters for tonight: Norris Cole, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Justin Hamilton and Udonis Haslem.

Jason Lieser

Heat go with Norris Cole, Wade, Luol Deng, Justin Hamilton & Udonis Haslem starting at Brooklyn tonight.

Ira Winderman

Heat to start Cole, Wade, Deng, Hamilton and Haslem (not Shawne Williams).

Jason Lieser

Luol Deng on the Heat's illness issue: "Maybe we can make rule about no high-fives and no passing each other the ball."

Joseph Goodman

The Heat's projected lineup for Tuesday: Luol Deng, Shawne Williams, Justin Hamilton, Dwyane Wade, Norris Cole...Subject to change.

Joseph Goodman

Projecting the Heat's starting lineup for Tuesday: Cole, Hardaway, Deng, Williams, Mourning

Ira Winderman

From LeBron Deng. RT @cebzCherryline So where are we getting the offense?

Ira Winderman

So Heat lineup on Tuesday in Brooklyn could look something like: Udonis Haslem, Shawne Williams, Luol Deng, Norris Cole and James Ennis.

Nick Friedell

Bulls miss Deng, but it was the right move to make. RT @ESPNChiBulls: Bulls' decision to deal Luol Deng prudent es.pn/13oL4lu

Chuck Swirsky

Many thanks to @Luol Deng for his time prior to the game. Class 24-7.

Jason Lieser

The Cole-Wade-Deng-McRoberts-Bosh lineup has been on the court 34 min. Bosh: "Awesome."

Sam Smith

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."

Jason Lieser

FINAL: Bulls 93, Heat 75. Miami shoots season-low 35% and goes 4/22 on threes. Deng leads with 17p & 10r.

KC Johnson

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.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Bulls beat Heat, 93-75. Miami shoots 35%. Wade & Deng w/ 17. Dunleavy 8/11 for 22. Butler w/ 17. Rose 14 & 3.