HoopsHype Luol Deng Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: March 30, 2015 | 09:38 AM

Alex Kennedy

MIA entered Sunday's game vs. DET without Bosh, Whiteside, McRoberts, Andersen and Napier. And then Deng and Beasley got hurt in first half.

Surya Fernandez

Postgame interviews with Wade, Deng, UD, Spo now up: Heat vs Pistons photos and videos foxsports.com/florida/story/… via @SunSportsFOXFL

Ethan J. Skolnick

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."

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra sounds hopeful of having both Deng and Beasley back Tuesday vs. Spurs.

Jason Lieser

Spoelstra says Deng bruised his knee a few days ago and hit it again today.

Jason Lieser

FINAL: Heat 109, Pistons 102. Wade: 40p on 14/27. Deng, Beasley and maybe Chalmers added to injured list. Spurs are next.

Joseph Goodman

Heat started the game with Bosh, McRoberts, Whiteside and Birdman out with injuries. Deng and Beasley now out, and maybe Chalmers.

Jason Lieser

If you make a starting 5 of #Heat injured guys, would it beat the #Heat? PG-Napier, SG-Deng, SF-McRoberts, PF-Bosh, C-Andersen. It might.

Ira Winderman

Heat corrects that it's a left knee for Deng.

Ira Winderman

So Wade had fluid drained Saturday and it's Deng and Beasley who aren't on bench now.

Ira Winderman

Loss of Deng for any time would be huge, with Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James up next at small forward vs. Heat.

Ira Winderman

Deng played 6:44 in the second period, with his only stat a turnover.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Luol Deng (right knee contusion) will not return to the game. Plague continues...

Jason Lieser

Another new injury: #Heat rule out Luol Deng (bruised R knee) for the rest of the game.

Ira Winderman

Deng has a bruised right knee and will NOT return.

Joseph Goodman

Deng out with a bruised knee, per Heat.

Ira Winderman

Deng not on Heat bench.

Ira Winderman

Ennis starts second half in place of Deng.

Joseph Goodman

James Ennis in the second-half starting lineup for the Heat. Deng out.

Ethan J. Skolnick

James Ennis starting second half for Heat instead of Luol Deng

Jason Lieser

If you were the #Heat, would you sit Wade, Dragic, Deng & Whiteside on Tuesday vs San Antonio?

Surya Fernandez

#Heat starters: Wade, Dragic, Deng, Walker, Haslem. #Pistons starters: Jackson, Caldwell-Pope, Butler, Tolliver, Drummond.

Joseph Goodman

TONIGHT'S STARTERS Heat (33-39): Deng, Walker, Haslem, Wade, Dragic Pistons (28-44): Butler, Tolliver, Drummond, Caldwell-Pope, Jackson

Ira Winderman

Heat to start Haslem, Walker, Deng, Wade and Dragic.

Ira Winderman

Luol Deng now with a double-double. (Thus ends Heat up-to-the-minute highlights.)

Joseph Goodman

Luol Deng led the Heat with 11 points in the first half. Heat shot 31.7 percent from the field.

Ira Winderman

Hawks 55, Heat 37 at half. Wade 2 of 9 in his return. Deng with 10 points, eight rebounds. Carroll with 19 for Hawks.

Jason Lieser

HALF: #Hawks 55, #Heat 37. Miami shooting 31.7%, 4/16 on threes. Wade: 5p on 2/9. Deng: 10p, 8r. Dragic: 6p, 3a.

Joseph Goodman

This was the game Luol Deng tossed an assist to himself off the backboard.

Ira Winderman

Wade listed in Heat starting lineup, along with Dragic, Deng, Walker and Haslem (Birdman and Whiteside out).

Ira Winderman

Again looking like Heat will start Haslem, Walker, Deng, Dragic and Chalmers. For now.

Jessica Camerato

Luol Deng turns 30 next month - "I want to be as effective as I am now. I don’t want to be declining." bit.ly/1M8dVP3

Jessica Camerato

Luol Deng has asked Steve Nash, Rip Hamilton for advice on playing in his 30s: bit.ly/1M8dVP3

Jessica Camerato

FINAL #Heat 93-#Celtics 86. Dragic 22pt-7ast, Crowder 16pt-7reb, Deng 15pt-5reb, Haslem 12pt-12reb, Zeller 10pt-8reb, Pressey 11pt-5reb-6ast

Barry Jackson

Heat scores only 11 in the fourth but escapes with 93-86 win in Boston. Dragic 22 points, Deng 15.

Amin Elhassan

Dragic to Deng in transition for the And-1. They're pumped

Amin Elhassan

Heat putting it on Boston right now. Deng with a corner 3, Miami up 19

Jessica Camerato

Pregame note: Luol Deng continues to be one of the classiest players in the NBA

Ira Winderman

Heat to start Haslem, Walker, Deng, Chalmers and Dragic.

Barry Jackson

Chalmers starts in place of injured Wade. Walker starting at power forward and Haslem at center. Dragic and Deng the other starters.

Gary Washburn

Starting five for #heat: Dragic, Chalmers, Deng, Beasley and Haslem.

Gary Washburn

Hassan Whiteside not listed as probable starter for #Heat. Dragic, Wade, Deng, Beasley and Haslem are.

John Schuhmann

What shoes is Luol Deng wearing? Those are pretty slick.

Charles F. Gardner

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.

Jason Lieser

End Q1: #Heat 27, #Bucks 22. Whiteside: 7p, 6r. Wade & Deng 5p each. MIA shooting 50% w/ 3 TOs.

Surya Fernandez

Precision pass by Dragic in transition for the Deng layup. Heat now with the lead vs Bucks.

Charles F. Gardner

Heat 14, Bucks 11 at first timeout. Kidd calls timeout after a 3 by Wade and turnover leads to Deng basket.

Charles F. Gardner

Giannis with charging foul and now a 2nd foul defending Deng. Bayless in for Giannis.

Ira Winderman

Deng, Haslem, Whiteside, Wade and Dragic again start for Heat.

KC Johnson

Kirk Hinrich passed Luol Deng for 4th all-time in Bulls franchise history in minutes played. Trails Jordan, Pippen and Sloan.