HoopsHype Luol Deng Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: November 22, 2014 | 08:39 PM

Ethan J. Skolnick

With Deng's inconsistency, McRoberts' rust & Granger's unavailability, the re-signing of Chalmers stands out as a rare positive so far.

Ira Winderman

Rough start for Luol Deng, a couple of missed layups and a turnover.

Ira Winderman

Shannon Brown starting for Heat in backcourt alongside Mario Chalmers. Also starting: Bosh, Deng, Shawne Williams.

Surya Fernandez

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.

Ira Winderman

With 1:16 left in first quarter, Mario Chalmers becomes the first Heat player other than Bosh or Deng to score.

Surya Fernandez

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.

Ira Winderman

Bosh and Deng remain only Heat players to score, with 3:56 left in first. Napier and McRoberts enter.

Surya Fernandez

#Heat starters: Deng, Williams, Bosh, Chalmers, Cole. #Clippers starters: Barnes, Griffin, D. Jordan, JJ Redick, Chris Paul.

Surya Fernandez

Spoelstra confirms there is no change to the injury status of Wade, he's out for tonight. Deng, McRoberts, Hamilton available.

Joseph Goodman

TONIGHT'S STARTERS Heat: Cole, Chalmers, Williams, Deng, Bosh Clippers: Paul, Reddick, Barnes, Griffin, Jordan

Ira Winderman

Heat had tweeted Granger as a starter then removed the tweet. Now have Deng and Chalmers starting.

Joseph Goodman

Luol Deng is expected to start tonight for the Heat. Dwyane Wade is still out.

Ira Winderman

Deng and McRoberts will play.

Ben Bolch

Dwayne Wade is out, Luol Deng is in and Josh McRoberts is in for Miami Heat versus Clippers.

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra confirms Wade out, Deng and McRoberts likely in. And Hamllton available if needed.

Mark Woods

With Wade, Deng doubts, will the Heat cool off the Clippers? More @Unibet bet.unibet.co.uk/us-sports/nba/…

Surya Fernandez

Spoelstra said at today's shootaround that Wade is out for tonight, Deng is probable. McRoberts, Hamilton are available.

Barry Jackson

Deng said hopes to play tonight vs Clippers

Barry Jackson

Spoelstra said Wade out again tonight. Deng questionable.

Shandel Richardson

Deng went through shootaround. Looks like he will play tonight.

Shandel Richardson

Wade, McRoberts, Deng all questionable for Thursday vs. Clippers

Surya Fernandez

Spoelstra said Wade and Deng were limited in practice today, saying they weren't ready for contact. McRoberts went through all of practice.

Ira Winderman

Josh McRoberts (foot) returned to full practice, but Wade (hamstring), Deng (wrist) were limited in advance of Thursday's visit by Clippers.

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra says Wade (hamstring) & Deng (wrist) were non-contact. Josh McRoberts (severe blister) was full-go.

Ira Winderman

Winderman's View: The night Heat play 3 rookies together, Mario stars, and victory comes in absences of Wade, Deng. bit.ly/1qQDipd

Ira Winderman

Intriguing, if not artistic, night for Heat, as they find a way in absence of Wade, Deng to snap a three-game slide. bit.ly/1t6yXhz

Devin Kharpertian

Wait RT @kuljo29: “@Devin Kharpertian: No Wade, no Deng, at home, down by double digits. This is bad. This is very bad.” FIRE JKIDD!!!!

Lenn Robbins

#Nets drop to 4-6, four straight losses after tonight's 95-83 loss to the #Heat who played without Wade and Deng. The #Heat is on

Barry Jackson

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

Devin Kharpertian

No Wade, no Deng, at home, down by double digits. This is bad. This is very bad.

Ohm Youngmisuk

As @John Schuhmann called two mins earlier, dagger by Chris Bosh puts Nets down 91-80 with 1:23 left. No Wade, no Deng. Nets fans filing out

John Schuhmann

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).

Lenn Robbins

Losing at P-land, when the Blazers didn't have Aldridge, Batun , not awful, losing at home to Heat w-out Wade and Deng unacceptable #Nets

Jason Lieser

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.

Fred Kerber

For #Heat v #Nets, no Deng, Wade, McRoberts. #Sixers reportedly driving up Jersey Turnpike hoping to get game afterwards v Miami.

Tim Bontemps

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.

Mike Mazzeo

Shouldn't the #Nets be up by more than four? Against a Heat team minus Wade and Deng? Lopez: two points, 0-for-3, two assists, two fouls.

Alex Raskin

#Nets leading 17-14 over a #Heat team that is playing without Luol Deng, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Glen Rice.

Devin Kharpertian

Heat starting Danny Granger and Mario Chalmers in place of Luol Deng & Dwyane Wade.

Surya Fernandez

Didn't see this coming - #Heat starters: Granger (season debut), Cole, Chalmers, Williams, Bosh. No Wade, Deng or McRoberts tonight vs Nets.

Barry Jackson

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.

Ira Winderman

Not only is Wade out for the Heat tonight (as well as McRoberts), but Granger is starting in place of ailing Deng. bit.ly/1wQfx2F

Brian Mahoney

No Wade tonight for the Heat in Brooklyn. Deng not in the lineup after Spoelstra said he landed on his wrist Sunday.

Rod Boone

#Heat starters: Norris Cole, Mario Chalmers, Danny Granger, Shawne Williams & Chris Bosh. Deng is OUT.

Joseph Goodman

Danny Granger is starting for Luol Deng tonight.

Ira Winderman

And out of nowhere, Danny Granger is starting in place of Luol Deng, who is out with a sore right wrist.

Jason Lieser

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."

Jason Lieser

Luol Deng says his sprained R wrist (shooting wrist) hurts on every shot. If it was his L wrist he'd play.