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Whiteside barely makes his first FT, long on the second. Struggling.
And we have our Whiteside double-double.
Whiteside with a double-double, 10-10.
Deng slow to get up after collision and limping. The official medical terminology for that is "dead leg."
Deng down. Not another injury
With 9:58 left in third period, Heat will be in bonus the rest off the quarter.
Hassan Whiteside free-throw air ball. Talked before the game about how his free throws weren't right.
Whiteside airballs his first FT and spins out his second.
Lakers 51, Heat 46 at halftime. Lakers shooting 58 percent. Whiteside with nine points and eight rebounds.
Lakers 51, Heat 46 at half. Heat allowing Lakers to shoot .579 from field.
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.
Whiteside keeping his post dunk celebrations to a minimum tonight.
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.
The flopping police might be having a conversation Thursday with Mario Chalmers after his second-period dive against Jeremy Lin.
Henry Walker is like the Heat's JR Smith.
Hassan Whiteside resting at the moment. He's got 7p, 7r, 0 fouls in 11 min so far.
Lin picking apart Chalmers.
Birdman is now 3-8 from beyond the arc this season after the errant miss.
Don't think Spoelstra liked that 3-point shot.
Tyler Johnson is like a mini Goran Dragic. Maybe he's really Zoran Dragic.
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.
Birdman in, so Whiteside's first quarter ends with seven points and seven rebounds.
Legitimate celebrity here tonight: Gladys Knight.
AA Arena crowd (not including the many Lakers fans here) cheer on Goran Dragic for his hustle on that last play.
Whiteside up to seven rebounds.
With Deng playing well, Spoesltra has Beasley sit back down.
Beasley about to enter next.
That pass made me think back to Linsanity.
Whiteside halfway there: Five points and five rebounds.
Henry Walker wastes little time getting on the scoreboard.
Double-double watch already on for Whiteside.
Henry Walker yet again first player off Heat bench.
Whiteside dunk with an assist from Dragic. Heat 17, Lakers 15 5:08 1Q.
Dragic misses a 3, gets his own rebound, gets under the hoop for a crafty dumpoff to Whiteside for a dunk.
Heat start 2/7 FGs and they're down 11-4 at the 8:28 mark of Q1.
Now, that was a crossover.
Dragic puts someone named Clarkson through the spin cycle.
Hassan Whiteside just Vince Carter-elbow dunked during the layup line.
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
Heat are 3rd-worst Q3 team in the NBA at an average differential of -3.0 points. Knicks & Lakers are slightly worse.
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.
LeBron James & Russell Westbrook named East & West players of the month for February.
I remember the crowd around Phil Jackson at the Heat-Lakers game. It was insane.
Remember Heat vs. Lakers in 2010?
Heat are 32-25-2 in first halves this year. They have 12 losses when leading/tied at halftime.
Heat have 1 comeback (out of 27 games) all year when trailing going into Q4.
Michael Beasley had warming pads on his right shoulder in the pregame locker room.
No charges taken: Brown, Dawkins, Z. Dragic, Johnson, McRoberts, Napier, Wade, Whiteside.
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.
Hassan Whiteside thinks players might bait him after Monday but his plan is to "walk away from it."
Heat pitching Whiteside for MIP. Had 29 career points & 39 career rebounds before this season. I could see him going for 29 & 39 tonight.
Top Q4 scorers this year: 1. LeBron 6.90 pts/Q4 2. Wade 6.86 3. Carmelo 6.51 4. Lillard 6.45
My job is done here.
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."
Henry Walker said last night Beas was picking between "A 1,000 Miles" by Vanessa Carlton or "Everybody" by Backstreet Boys. No wrong choice.
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.
Lakers beat Atlanta, Houston, Toronto, San Antonio, Golden State & Chicago this year. Has anyone else beaten ATL & GSW this year?
Heat victory tonight would give them their 7th winning streak of the season (2). None have been longer than 3.
Heat have won 9 of last 10 vs Lakers.
No Nick Young tonight for Lakers. Swagginess will have to be found elsewhere.
Hassan Whiteside is up to ~64k Twitter followers. Geez. I'm guessing he had under a thousand in November.
Spoelstra is encouraging Hassan Whiteside to continue playing with an edge after the fight/two-point takedown on Monday.
Erik Spoelstra seems confident that Whiteside got the message about showing restraint next time he's in a situation.
Erik Spoelstra on teams getting physical with Whiteside, "There's only so much you can do in this league."
Erik Spoelstra (indirectly) on his dance moves: "We all make a fool of ourselves" for each other's charity events & good causes.
Spoelstra, on his song and dance Tuesday night at Battioke, "You want to enjoy people you work with."
Tyler Johnson (ankle) told Erik Spoelstra pregame that he is good to go tonight vs. Lakers.
Beasley at the arena early and getting up shots. http://t.co/7MnIlLXeR3
Inside spread of the Heat's official game-day program. Only in Miami... http://t.co/ZNFs9tA7OY
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.
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.
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.