Jason Lieser

Whiteside barely makes his first FT, long on the second. Struggling.

Ira Winderman

And we have our Whiteside double-double.

Joseph Goodman

Whiteside with a double-double, 10-10.

Joseph Goodman

Deng slow to get up after collision and limping. The official medical terminology for that is "dead leg."

Shandel Richardson

Deng down. Not another injury

Ira Winderman

With 9:58 left in third period, Heat will be in bonus the rest off the quarter.

Joseph Goodman

Hassan Whiteside free-throw air ball. Talked before the game about how his free throws weren't right.

Jason Lieser

Whiteside airballs his first FT and spins out his second.

Tom Haberstroh

UNCLE http://t.co/oDjv82iQux

Joseph Goodman

Lakers 51, Heat 46 at halftime. Lakers shooting 58 percent. Whiteside with nine points and eight rebounds.

Ira Winderman

Lakers 51, Heat 46 at half. Heat allowing Lakers to shoot .579 from field.

Jason Lieser

HALF: Lakers 51, Heat 46. Abysmal defense by Miami as LA shoots 58%, scores 32 in the paint & gets 10 fstbreak points. Whiteside has 9p, 8r.

Surya Fernandez

Whiteside keeping his post dunk celebrations to a minimum tonight.

Surya Fernandez

Lakers doing damage in the paint, with 30 of their 37 points scored there. All 12 of their points in the 2nd quarter scored in the paint.

Ira Winderman

The flopping police might be having a conversation Thursday with Mario Chalmers after his second-period dive against Jeremy Lin.

Shandel Richardson

Henry Walker is like the Heat's JR Smith.

Jason Lieser

Hassan Whiteside resting at the moment. He's got 7p, 7r, 0 fouls in 11 min so far.

Jason Lieser

Indy is thumping the Knicks, plus Charlotte & Brooklyn are playing each other. So if #Heat lose, they will slip from the playoff field.

Ira Winderman

Lin picking apart Chalmers.

Jason Jackson

the walker 3 arc is getting higher and higher … feels like it stays in the air forever #HEATLive

Surya Fernandez

Birdman is now 3-8 from beyond the arc this season after the errant miss.

Shandel Richardson

Don't think Spoelstra liked that 3-point shot.

Ira Winderman

Tyler Johnson is like a mini Goran Dragic. Maybe he's really Zoran Dragic.

Jason Lieser

End Q1: Heat 28, Lakers 25. Miami shooting 45% after a rough start. Deng has 9p.

Surya Fernandez

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.

Jason Jackson

daaaaaaaaamn … that ball was 3/4 the way in for Walker but popped out … @Miami Heat up 3 after 1 #HEATLive

Ira Winderman

Heat 28, Lakers 25 at end of first. Deng with nine points, Whiteside seven and seven.

Ira Winderman

Birdman in, so Whiteside's first quarter ends with seven points and seven rebounds.

Jason Lieser

Legitimate celebrity here tonight: Gladys Knight.

Surya Fernandez

AA Arena crowd (not including the many Lakers fans here) cheer on Goran Dragic for his hustle on that last play.

Ira Winderman

Whiteside up to seven rebounds.

Ira Winderman

With Deng playing well, Spoesltra has Beasley sit back down.

Ira Winderman

Beasley about to enter next.

Shandel Richardson

That pass made me think back to Linsanity.

Ira Winderman

Whiteside halfway there: Five points and five rebounds.

Surya Fernandez

Henry Walker wastes little time getting on the scoreboard.

Shandel Richardson

Double-double watch already on for Whiteside.

Ira Winderman

Henry Walker yet again first player off Heat bench.

Joseph Goodman

Whiteside dunk with an assist from Dragic. Heat 17, Lakers 15 5:08 1Q.

Jason Lieser

Dragic misses a 3, gets his own rebound, gets under the hoop for a crafty dumpoff to Whiteside for a dunk.

Ira Winderman

Whiteside dunks and does not get into a fight. #progress

Joseph Goodman

Important timeout announcement ... the UAB basketball team is at tonight's game. Lakers 11, Heat 4 8:28 #FreeUAB

Jason Lieser

Heat start 2/7 FGs and they're down 11-4 at the 8:28 mark of Q1.

Shandel Richardson

Now, that was a crossover.

Ira Winderman

Dragic puts someone named Clarkson through the spin cycle.

Joseph Goodman

Hassan Whiteside just Vince Carter-elbow dunked during the layup line.

Jason Lieser

All 6 teams in scrum for last 2 East spots playing tonight: Heat vs LAL, BKN vs CHA, IND at NY, BOS vs UTA, DET at NO http://t.co/g1QxlW3sWx

Jason Lieser

Heat are 3rd-worst Q3 team in the NBA at an average differential of -3.0 points. Knicks & Lakers are slightly worse.

Jason Lieser

Heat get 29% of possible offensive rebounds when Whiteside on the court. No team in the league is doing better than that for the season.

Jason Lieser

#Heat's offensive rating w/ Whiteside on court: 103.4. Without him: 99.2. A 103.4 team rating would be 13th in the NBA. 99.2 is bottom five.

Ethan J. Skolnick

LeBron James & Russell Westbrook named East & West players of the month for February.

Surya Fernandez

#Heat starters: Dragic, Wade, Deng, Haslem, Whiteside. #Lakers starters: Clarkson, Ellington, Boozer, Kelly, Sacre.

Tom Haberstroh

25 years ago today, Hank Gathers passed away. Erik Spoelstra was there. (via @Kevin Arnovitz) es.pn/j5xUUE http://t.co/zkt4RxjY0n

Shandel Richardson

I remember the crowd around Phil Jackson at the Heat-Lakers game. It was insane.

Surya Fernandez

ICYMI: #Heat to assign Zoran Dragic to D-League affiliate @SFSkyforce foxsports.com/florida/story/… http://t.co/QyBEJ6Xo0t

Shandel Richardson

Remember Heat vs. Lakers in 2010?

Jason Lieser

Heat are 32-25-2 in first halves this year. They have 12 losses when leading/tied at halftime.

Jason Lieser

Heat have 1 comeback (out of 27 games) all year when trailing going into Q4.

Joseph Goodman

Michael Beasley had warming pads on his right shoulder in the pregame locker room.

Jason Lieser

No charges taken: Brown, Dawkins, Z. Dragic, Johnson, McRoberts, Napier, Wade, Whiteside.

Jason Lieser

Hassan Whiteside hasn't taken a charge this year, but I'm not sure if it's actually possible for him to do so within the laws of physics.

Ira Winderman

For starters: A look at lineups, inactives, referees, pregame note of note for Heat-Lakers bit.ly/1w4VIuu 8 p.m. (Sun Sports, ESPN).

Jason Lieser

Most #Heat charges taken: Haslem, 12 Chalmers, 8 Deng & Hamilton, 4 Bosh/Cole/Walker/Williams, 3

Joseph Goodman

Hassan Whiteside thinks players might bait him after Monday but his plan is to "walk away from it."

Jason Lieser

Most 20-reb games in #Heat history: Seikaly 21 Whiteside 3 Mourning 3 Willis 3

Jason Lieser

Heat pitching Whiteside for MIP. Had 29 career points & 39 career rebounds before this season. I could see him going for 29 & 39 tonight.

Jason Lieser

Top Q4 scorers this year: 1. LeBron 6.90 pts/Q4 2. Wade 6.86 3. Carmelo 6.51 4. Lillard 6.45

Jason Lieser

Goran Dragic is the only guy in #Heat history to put up a 20p game while playing less than 15min. (21 on 14:48 vs PHX)

Tom Haberstroh

Henry Walker also said "Gone" by 'N Sync is a Beasley favorite. Walker knows the song by heart just because Beas sings it "all the time."

Tom Haberstroh

Henry Walker said last night Beas was picking between "A 1,000 Miles" by Vanessa Carlton or "Everybody" by Backstreet Boys. No wrong choice.

Jason Lieser

Most players used in a season by #Heat: 22 in 07-08 and 95-96 21 this year

Tom Haberstroh

Asked G Dragic what he would've sung at Battioke. A: "Greatest American Hero" theme. Shaq made him learn it in '09: youtu.be/2zD2V-08GOQ?t=…

Joseph Goodman

Talked to Hassan Whiteside a little more about incident with Alex Len. Wants to put it behind him, but, yes, he wrestled in high school.

Jason Lieser

Lakers beat Atlanta, Houston, Toronto, San Antonio, Golden State & Chicago this year. Has anyone else beaten ATL & GSW this year?

Jason Lieser

Heat victory tonight would give them their 7th winning streak of the season (2). None have been longer than 3.

Jason Lieser

Heat have won 9 of last 10 vs Lakers.

Surya Fernandez

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's pregame media session before facing the Lakers. burst.com/h/141de93

Ira Winderman

No Nick Young tonight for Lakers. Swagginess will have to be found elsewhere.

Jason Lieser

Hassan Whiteside is up to ~64k Twitter followers. Geez. I'm guessing he had under a thousand in November.

Jason Lieser

Probably the strangest thing I've ever seen in warmups at an NBA arena. #Heat instagram.com/p/z0xQqECP0_/

Joseph Goodman

Spoelstra is encouraging Hassan Whiteside to continue playing with an edge after the fight/two-point takedown on Monday.

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra seems confident that Whiteside got the message about showing restraint next time he's in a situation.

Ira Winderman

Erik Spoelstra on teams getting physical with Whiteside, "There's only so much you can do in this league."

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra (indirectly) on his dance moves: "We all make a fool of ourselves" for each other's charity events & good causes.

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra, on his song and dance Tuesday night at Battioke, "You want to enjoy people you work with."

Jason Lieser

Sounds like everybody is available for #Heat tonight vs Lakers

Ira Winderman

Tyler Johnson (ankle) told Erik Spoelstra pregame that he is good to go tonight vs. Lakers.

Tom Haberstroh

I feel like today's THTV Live was one of our best yet and we barely talked NBA. Not sure what that means. spreecast.com/events/espn-nb…

Joseph Goodman

Hmm RT @TomVeitTheGM Reliable sources inside #MLS tell me as of now they will play this weekend no labor stoppage for opening weekend.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Prior to Heat-Lakers, a video look at the Whiteside-Lin phenomena m.bleacherreport.com/articles/23848…

Joseph Goodman

Beasley at the arena early and getting up shots. http://t.co/7MnIlLXeR3

Joseph Goodman

Inside spread of the Heat's official game-day program. Only in Miami... http://t.co/ZNFs9tA7OY

Jason Jackson

My man Billy Hamilton did some yardwork today RT @DukieLang: @Jason Jackson it is almost time http://t.co/4eizCzEhMM

Jason Jackson

Great time! Will be rocking it in DC!!! RT @OtherJustin: It was great talking Heat Bball with (cont) tl.gd/niuglk

Ethan J. Skolnick

To put in perspective what Korver is doing & 6 guys did: Ray Allen talked about 50/40/90 regularly, never got closer than 48/41/95.

Ethan J. Skolnick

If you could re-draft this (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_NBA_…), it's Kobe, Iverson, Nash, Allen, O'Neal, Peja, right?

Ethan J. Skolnick

Ray Allen said a couple yrs ago that '96 draftmates were competing 2 see who cd play longest. Fisher, Camby, Nash done. J.O. out. Just Kobe.

Ethan J. Skolnick

If Ray Allen's career is over -- & he has left door open -- he closes at exactly 40 percent from 3-point range. A precise # 4 a precise guy.