End Q3: Heat 79, Wizards 76. Deng: 16p, 4r. Chalmers: 14p, 5a. Wade: 13p on 6/15, 6a, 4r. Haslem with 9p on 4/4 off bench.
Gritty non-Bosh effort by Heat. Heat 55, Wizards 54 at half. Chalmers with 12, Deng with nine, Haslem with nine.
Heat shooting 65.6 percent. Chalmers leads with 12 points. Heat 53, Wizards 52 2:00 2Q.
Chalmers flings it at the 24-second clock, rolls up, down, and in.
End Q1: Wizards 29, Heat 25. Chalmers: 5p, 4a. Williams: 6p on 2/3 threes. Andersen: 5p with 2 alleyoops. Wade: 0p on 0/3, 2a. Deng: 5p, 3r.
With Cole and Chalmers out there, Deng shouldn't be handling the ball so much. Heat need to find him cutting to the basket more.
Haslem in for Shawne Williams and Chalmers back for Wade. New rotations working so far for Spoelstra.
And, as forecast, Chalmers for Wade.
Chalmers out for Cole early. Presumably Chalmers will return to spell Wade at the end of the quarter.
Chalmers aggressive from the start with five quick points, one rebound and two assists in four minutes. Now it's Cole's turn.
Now Cole for Chalmers. Which means that Chalmers will return when Wade goes out.
Chalmers in the starting lineup takes some pressure off Wade. Smart move by Spoelstra, who is shuffling lineups with McBob now gone.
Is Norris Cole starting experiment over? Heat says Chalmers will start at PG tonight, not Cole, who has 4th worst shooting % of starting PGs
And this time the Heat open with Shawne Williams and Chris Andersen, alongside Wade, Deng and . . . Chalmers. Yes, Rio starting.
Wade shot 12 of 19 from field tonight. Rest of team: 15 for 51, including 3 for 13 for Chalmers. Wade 16-21 from line on 42 point night.
Heat's leading scorers tonight in 18-point home loss to Utah Jazz: Dwyane Wade 42 Mario Chalmers 11 James Ennis 9
Heat open 2nd quarter with a lineup of Udonis Haslem, Shawne Williams, James Ennis, Mario Chalmers, Shabazz Napier. Allow that to marinate.
Heat need a breakout game from one of their young guys to have a shot at winning. Solid games from Cole and Chalmers would help matters.
Loyal Heat fans still here cheering and rooting for a comeback. Chalmers' three-pointer cuts Bulls' lead to 75-60 8:48 4Q.
Heat "shooting" so far: Deng 2/7, Haslem 0/1, Hamilton 4/8, Wade 1/5, Cole 1/4, Chalmers 2/5,Ennis 0/4,Williams 1/2,Granger 0/4,Andersen 1/1
Chalmers finds Hamilton twice for consecutive layups. Hamilton leads the Heat with 8 points.
Heat fielding a lineup of Chalmers, Shawne Williams, Birdman, Granger and Cole. Who scores?
With Bosh out it leaves Chalmers, Shawne Williams as lone Heat players to appear in all 24 games this season (assuming both play tonight).
Big threes by Wade (over Gobert on the perimeter) and Chalmers. Heat up 89-81 with 7:18 to play in the fourth.
Mario Chalmers hits a corner 3, giving the Heat an eight-point cushion just after the Jazz had cut Miami's lead to two.
Wade and Chalmers for three....suddenly it's an eight point game....that quick
With Wade doubtful and McRoberts once again out, Heat’s starting lineup is anyone’s guess. Cole, Chalmers, Deng, Hamilton, Bosh?
Bosh led the team with just 14 points. Wade had 10, Deng 12, Chalmers 11. Heat shot 30-82 (.366); 7-22 (.318) from 3-point range.
Faried forced two Heat players (Williams and Chalmers) to commit off-ball fouls on the same possession. Maybe first time I've seen that.
Mario Chalmers with his 3rd foul in 8 minutes.
Chalmers with third foul, so that gets Napier in.
Definitely a flu game for Wade. Chalmers, Cole, Ennis, Bosh and Haslem starting the 4Q. Heat 75, Suns 72
Add Norris Cole to the list of Chalmers admonishers.
Chalmers was in the opposite of a "no middle stance"; the fact that he bit on the pump fake made it even worse
End Q1: Grizzlies 28, Heat 26. FGs-- MEM 12/19, MIA 12/22. Miami scoring: McRoberts 7, Deng 6, Wade 6, Bosh 4, Cole 2, Chalmers 1.
Too-small ball? Haslem and Shawne Williams in power rotation, alongside Wade, Chalmers and Napier.
Chalmers' 6 first-half steals tie for most in half by any Heat player, a record he now shares with Grant Long, Jason Williams, Caron Butler.
Mario Chalmers almost with the ultimate Rio-coaster moment at end of second period, when walking-the-dog almost turned into poop.
Just noticed Mario Chalmers had four steals in 1st quarter.
Mario Chalmers' five steals the most by a Heat player in a game this season. (Chalmers previously had four twice, Cole had four once).
Heat's lineup right now in the first quarter: Napier, Chalmers, Ennis, Hamilton, Bosh
Through all that has gone on this season, give Chalmers credit, he has continued to play hard. Making an early difference tonight.
Two easy offensive possessions for the Bucks. Chalmers then gets a steal.