Did the missed call change the outcome of the game? Probably not - Whiteside had the rebound, passed it to Deng Miami up 3
Deng slow to get up after collision and limping. The official medical terminology for that is "dead leg."
Deng down. Not another injury
Make it 12 1st half points for Boozer, who scored at the rim to counter a Luol Deng (his fellow Dukie) bucket.
End Q1: Heat 28, Lakers 25. Miami shooting 45% after a rough start. Deng has 9p.
Heat lead the Lakers 28-25 at the end of the first quarter. Deng with a team-high 9 points, Whiteside has 7 points and 7 rebounds.
Heat 28, Lakers 25 at end of first. Deng with nine points, Whiteside seven and seven.
With Deng playing well, Spoesltra has Beasley sit back down.
HALF: Heat 62, Suns 48. MIA- 58% FGs. Whiteside: 13p on 6/8, 4r, 2b. Wade: 11p, 5a. Deng: 9p. T.Johnson: 9p. Dragic: 6min, 3fouls, 8p, 4r.
Suns really losing it. Markieff Morris with a technical foul. Heat up 39-32 and Deng has 2 FTs coming.
End Q1: Suns 24, Heat 23. Hassan Whiteside leads Miami with 7p, 3r. Deng has 5p. Mario Chalmers and Tyler Johnson have 4p each.
Suns up 18-15 on Heat, 2:59 left in Q1. Miami is 7/15 FGs. Whiteside with 6p, Deng with 5.
Heat-Suns in December was closest anyone will see to Miami's Plan A this year. Bosh-Wade-Deng combined for 73p; McRoberts went for 10p, 7a.
Butler checks out after the honorary Luol Deng shift.
Heat loses 93-91 to Hawks, now 25-33,10-17 at home; 23 Heat TOs (Deng 8). Walker shoots 3-16;Dragic & Deng 2-7; Beasley 4-12.
At 0 for 5 from the field, Deng hits a 3-pointer that draws Heat within 65-60.
Deng with his first points of the game on that corner 3.
Now Luol Deng with a T after Spoelstra also argued with referees. This is not about officiating. Hawks free throw to follow after break.
Luol Deng with six first-half turnovers, and scoreless.
Heat now up to 12 turnovers. Looks like Deng, who is out, will go scoreless in first half.
Deng with a turnover and then posterized by Bazemore.
Deng and Dragic still scoreless for Heat. But Whiteside with 12 rebounds.
Luol Deng gets the Heat's first non-Whiteside rebound with 4:08 left in the opening period.
With Deng still in, have to wonder whether there is any Beasley left.
Heat 82, Pelicans 73 going into fourth. Deng with 20, Dragic 18. No Beasley yet in second half.
Deng has picked up defensive assignment on Gordon, so Wade on Pondexter.
Heat 9-0 when Deng scores more than 20 points. (15 at the half.)
Pelicans 54, Heat 54 at half. Deng with 15, Dragic with 14 for Heat. Beasley with seven on 3 of 6. Wade four points, two fouls.
Luol Deng with 13 points, 4 of 5 shooting. Heat on an 8-0 run. Heat 46, P'cans 39 4:13 2Q.
Beasley to bench. Deng back in.
Haslem stays in starting lineup, alongside Dragic, Wade, Deng and Whiteside. Beasley is active.
Luol Deng said he was not required to enter NBA concussion protocol after taking blow Wednesday, but said his neck still is sore.
Beasley genuinely excited about this possibility. Said he understood no room for him with Deng, McRoberts and Granger in offseason.