Chalmers back at point guard for first time in two games.
Chalmers at scorers' table about to return.
Chalmers (left-eye laceration) is getting stitches in the locker room and expected to return, per Heat.
And now, with Chalmers out, Tyler Johnson enters for the first time.
Mario Chalmers to the locker room after a shot to the eye.
Chalmers bumped heads with Ginobili, but appears to be OK.
Chalmers back in the Heat's starting lineup. The irony is he didn't start the previous time the Heat played here.
Spurs: Joseph, Green, Anderson, Duncan, Bonner. Heat: Cole, Chalmers, Haslem, Granger, Williams. Just like in the Finals.
Spoestra to hold out Wade, Bosh, Deng and Birdman tonight, likely to start Shawne Williams, Haslem, Granger, Cole and Chalmers.
Wade, Bosh, Deng, Andersen out for the Heat vs. Spurs. Cole & Chalmers starting together in backcourt.
Chalmers and Napier with back-to-back triples for the Heat, which is working hard for its first victory of the preseason.
And Chalmers puts the Heat ahead and Jayhawk faithful rejoice.
Napier, Chalmers, Ennis, Shawne Williams, Bosh in for the Heat with 7-min mark coming.
And now -- and I'm looking right at it -- Mario Chalmers admonishing Dwyane Wade about defensive coverage.
Chalmers again in at the two, with Wade again moving to the three.
Now Shannon Brown in for Chalmers, who only has played shooting guard to this stage.
Chalmers back to start the second period, at shooting guard.
In addition to playing Chalmers at the two, Deng has been playing at the four.
Shooting guard Chalmers now with two fouls in his seven minutes.
Chalmers as Vinnie Johnson, who would have thunk it?
Napier now enters for Cole, which means Chalmers stays as shooting guard. Clearly trying to give Chalmers extended runs at two.
Chalmers enters . . . for Deng. Clearly trying to see if Chalmers can also be backup two, as Wade moves to three.
If Chalmers isn't getting start in Kansas City, I think it's safe to say that Spoelstra is doing more than experimenting w/ Cole as starter
Heat starters: Cole, Wade, Deng, Shawne Williams and Bosh. So back near his Kansas college roots, Chalmers again doesn't start.
Looks like Spoelstra will start Cole again tonight, "Just trying to get to know our team," was all he offered of the call over Chalmers.
Chalmers tells me Kansas City is a KU town, and "they don't want anything to do with Missouri."
Mario Chalmers (hip pointer) most certainly will be playing tonight in Kansas City.
Erik Spoelstra on Mario Chalmers: "He’s one of the all-time clutch players in this game. How many times does he have to prove himself?"
Mario Chalmers' shoe deal w/ Spalding ran out. He's wearing LeBrons in the preseason. Says he'll mix it up throughout the year.
Defense, Wade (3 of 9), Deng (1 of 6) make this another night of concern for the Heat. They badly need McRoberts and the good Chalmers
And now Shabazz Napier in the first quarter, with Chalmers out.
Heat point guard Mario Chalmers (hip) will not play tonight, according to head coach Erik Spoelstra.
Spoelstra says Mario Chalmers is out for tonight's game. Says he injured his hip in Rio but would play if it was a regular season game.
Mario Chalmers will not play tonight because of a hip pointer.
Mario Chalmers out tonight with a sore hip. Spoelstra said Chalmers could have played if it was a regular-season game.
Mario Chalmers says his hip injury isn't serious. Just sore, so he will sit out tonight. Napier will play with Heat's 2nd unit.
Erik Spoelstra says Josh McRoberts (toe) is out and Mario Chalmers (hip) is doubtful for tonight vs ATL.
Josh McRoberts out again for Heat tonight vs. Hawks. Mario Chalmers likely sitting due to hip pointer.
McRoberts is out tonight and Mario Chalmers is doubtful (hip pointer).
Mario Chalmers (hip pointer) will not return. Cavs up 18.
Mario Chalmers (hip pointer) will not return.
Chalmers out with a right hip pointer.
Waiting for Mario Chalmers to turn it over and LeBron James sprints to him to give him an ear full before he realizes he's not on his team.