Before criticizing Derrick Rose for being proactive about his health and his body, talk to Luol Deng about the Chicago Bulls' training staff
Heat undone by late 14-0 Warriors run, lose 114-97. Bosh 26, Deng 16, Chalmers 14. Curry 40 for Golden State.
Spoelstra was playing Napier-Cole-Chalmers together, until Cole took that 27-footer with 8 left on shot clock. Then summoned Deng.
Both the Heat and the Warriors have each shot 10-for-18 from 3-point land. Curry is 7-10. Shawne Williams 3-3, Bosh 2-3, Deng 2-3.
Warriors lead the Heat 91-86 entering the final quarter. Curry has 30 points to lead all scorers. Bosh has 21 points, Deng 15, Chalmers 14.
Warriors 91, Heat 86 at end of three. Curry with 30 points, including 7 of 10 on 3s. Klay with 18. Bosh with 21 and 8 for Heat. Deng with 15
Luol Deng's off-the-ball cuts clearly rubbing off on James Ennis, who has moved very well without the ball.
Heat, up 16 at one point, go into halftime up 62-61 on Warriors. Bosh with 17, Chalmers 14 and Deng 12. Curry with 18 for Warriors.
Warriors on an 8-0 run. Heat lead 54-44, 4:58 left in Q2. Chalmers leads with 14 pts, followed by Bosh (13) and Deng (10).
Heat 40, Warriors 34, 8:43 left in Q2. Chalmers, Bosh & Deng combined: 28p on 10/16.
No shortage of points from either team in the first quarter. Heat up 36-30 vs Warriors. Chalmers leads team with 13 points, Deng 8, Bosh 7.
Deng off to a good start with 8 early points. In wins, he's averaging 17.7 points on 61.9% FG shooting. In losses, just 11.2 points, 34.4%.
GSW at MIA: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Green, Bogut; MIA -- Cole, Chalmers, Deng, Williams, Bosh. Out: Lee; Wade/Andersen.
So: Cole, Chalmers, Williams, Deng and Bosh.
great for young players like myself to listen to Gasol/Deng post game interview. talkin about trustin the process, continuin to get better..
Heat beats Charlotte 94-93 behind 26 from Deng, 20 from Bosh and Chalmers. Al Jefferson misses tip in, in closing seconds.
Crazy ending in Miami. Walker can't get clean look against Napier. Tip missed at buzzer. Heat win, 94-93. Deng w/ 26. Chalmers/Bosh 20 & 10.
Deng's defense in last two minutes has been excellent. Now, if he can make a shot....
Rough third quarter for Heat, go into fourth down 72-67. Chalmers and Deng have cooled, while Jefferson and Walker have become problematic.
Henderson is playing up more on Deng this half; getting some help from teammates to contain Deng's drive game.
Henderson again guarding Deng.
I'll be real curious if Clifford has Henderson start second half guarding Deng. That didn't go well at all first half.
Heat lead Hornets, 53-44, at half. Deng w/ 19. Jefferson w/ 13. Andersen has sprained ankle. In other news, what's with Dolphins' front 7?
Halftime: Heat 53, Hornets 44. Luol Deng went off for 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting.
Heat 53, Hornets 44 at half. Deng with 19. Bosh with 11. Heat sharp on second night of back-to-back. Reviewing late 3 attempt.
Deng's 19 points and Chalmers' seven assists both tie Heat highs for any half this season. Still 1:44 left in second period.
Marvin Williams now playing small forward, matched against Luol Deng.
Deng already has 17 points midway through the 2nd quarter.
Chalmers to Deng. Again.
Deng with 13 points already after scoring just nine on Saturday against the Magic.
Luol Deng and Mario Chalmers carrying the Heat.
Deng starting to make those mid-range jumpers he couldn't miss with the Bulls.
Heat up by a single point at the end of the 1st quarter 23-22. Chalmers and Deng with 8 each. Al Jefferson leads all scorers with 11.
Heat 23, Hornets 22 at end of first quarter. Jefferson with 11 for Charlotte, Chalmers, Deng eight apiece for Heat.
Deng out after a 4-of-5 start.
Luol Deng is now 4-of-5 for eight points. Gerald Henderson struggling to contain him.
Luol Deng, off to a hot start (4 of 5) tonight, has been Heat's barometer. Shooting 60 percent in 6 wins, 34.4 percent in 6 losses.
Nothing bugs Steve Clifford more than porous transition defense. That Deng layup was so easy it was silly.
Deng with four early points. With Wade continuing to sit, it's crucial for Miami to get him going.
Deng with the run out, and Chalmers actually sees him for the halfcourt assist. Big start for the Rio-coaster.
Gerald Henderson fouls Luol Deng in the post. That matchup looks troublesome.
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.