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.

Joseph Goodman

Heat scheduled to travel to Washington on Thursday... http://t.co/B1z3Kq3uXm

Joseph Goodman

But when he gets back! RT @CPoTweetsStuff No more "Two Wild and Crazy Guys" for the Dragic brothers :( http://t.co/CxyxlMcptQ

Joseph Goodman

Or maybe he was getting too much. RT @MiamiHeatMind At least he will get playing time

Shandel Richardson

Heat assign Zoran Dragic to Sioux Falls fw.to/4AWWzbB

Ira Winderman

Ray Allen bypasses comeback this season, will reassess before next season. bit.ly/1BIx8QV

Joseph Goodman

Zoran Dragic to the Skyforce. South Beach mourns.

Jason Lieser

Ray Allen says he'll sit rest of this year & mull comeback next year. I'm not sure if this counts as "Heat news." That was never happening.

Surya Fernandez

Heat have assigned Zoran Dragic to the @SFSkyforce.

Shandel Richardson

Um, that last tweet was supposed to say Zoran Dragic.

Shandel Richardson

Heat send Zoran Dragic to D-League.

Shandel Richardson

Ray Allen isn't retiring. He's just taking a year off and will reassess his options next season

Shandel Richardson

Ray Allen announces he won't play this season

Ira Winderman

The Heat have sent Zoran Dragic to their NBA Development League affiliate the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Barry Jackson

Heat assigns Zoran Dragic to NBDL team in South Dakota. Zoran, by the way, is signed for next season for $1.7 M.

Ira Winderman

Ray Allen's agency announces he will not play this season.

Barry Jackson

Ray Allen's agent announces he will not play this season, will re-assess after this season as far as next season goes.

Jason Lieser

Heat announce Zoran Dragic is headed to the SkyForce. Wasn't getting minutes.

Shandel Richardson

Dwyane Wade is 18 pts from surpassing Dr. J on NBA's all-time scoring list. Wade said he won't pay attention to numbers until he reaches 20K

Shandel Richardson

Amid high scoring, defense still a priority fw.to/iJ4whqY

Bill Reiter

The man who broke the Brian Shaw story, @Adrian Wojnarowski from @YahooSportsNBA, joining us right now on #LAToday on @AM570RADIO. @LeeannTweeden

Chris Bosh

Showers are awesome!

Mario Chalmers

So proud of my lil girl. I'm blessed to have this Queen in my life. Just know daddy loves you and I'm… instagram.com/p/z0F-qXP4Yh/

Mario Chalmers

Nothin like knowing u can count on a person outside of ya family to always have ur back. My #WCE has… instagram.com/p/z0ElLCP4WC/

Tom Haberstroh

Good Q from @Kevin Pelton: Should we consider Steve Kerr part of the Phil Jackson coaching tree?

Tom Haberstroh

Following up on @Tom Ziller's chart, Phil Jackson's coaching tree now has 237-528 (.310) record in NBA. es.pn/18PmwEO [in]

Tom Haberstroh

Time to kill the "Leastern" Conference moniker. Inside the numbers on the East's recent revival. es.pn/18PmwEO [in]