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On way to Memphis, to see Cleveland play 1 of only 3 remaining games (Chicago, Washington) w/ plus-.500 record. That 2nd seed's a lock.
Not sure what analytics say, but pretty sure no team has ever lost like the Heat lost at Minnesota & Milwaukee this season & made playoffs.
That feeling when you think you left your laptop at gate & get pilots to stop pushback only to find u left it on another seat.:..
Zach Zarba, Eric Dalen, Josh Tiven your referees for tonight's Heat-Celtics, 7:30 p.m., TD Garden (Sun Sports).
I'm pretty sure if I ever cut open my hand on the rim (very possible given my vert), I would look down and see it and puke and pass out.
Still sitting in my seat at the arena in Milwaukee. A MAN SLICED OPEN HIS HAND ON THE RIM. I can't move past this & proceed with my life.
Mavericks looked much cleaner on offense tonight with Ellis & Harris playing together, & Ellis handling. Don't see what Rondo role is.
Not a joke: I saw a car on fire when I arrived at the arena today. And that guy had a better day than Hassan Whiteside.
Heat probably win if Beasley doesn't allow jump-ball. Probably win if Wade makes both free throws, too.
I'm more stunned by seeing a guy slice open his hand between two fingers on the rim than I am by how that game ended. What the?
If you recall, Hassan Whiteside already missed time because he got toenails ripped off. Leads the league in injuries that make you wince.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and I am the least tough person I know. Guess: Whiteside (hand) ain't playing tomorrow. Looked really bad.
Was in Dallas working on general NBA stuff 2nite, heading to locker room when timeline exploded. Putting on Hazmat suit to go back thru it..
Whiteside said he learned something from slicing his hand on the rim going for a block: "Don't miss the ball."
Bucks outrebounded Heat 53-34, outscored then 21-7 on second-chance points.
Heat one game up on No. 8 Boston, Wednesday's opponent. Miami up 1.5 games over No. 9 Charlotte.
Heat offense in Q4: 3/14 FGs, 8 TOs. Wade said they sucked.
Beasley 6-9, suggested he wasn't set for key jump ball which he lost to 6-3 Jerryd Bayless. "You think Bayless can outjump me?" he said.
...Whiteside, on Wednesday's Boston game: "I don't know if I can play." Heat falls 2.5 games behind No. 6 Bucks, who own tiebreaker.
... Our fourth-quarter offense stunk." Miami 9 pts in 4th. Whiteside needed shot to numb pain in hand, which he injured when it hit rim....
Aftermath from tonight's Heat disaster: Wade:"Everything that could go wrong went wrong. It had to be the perfect storm. It hurts....
Per Heat, Whiteside on hand injury (10 stitches),"I can’t feel my hand at all right now. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow and go day-to-day.”
Wade: "Everything that could go wrong went wrong. We own it. We had a part in it, but they got every bounce they needed."
Whiteside on slicing his hand on the rim: "I looked down and saw the meat and I knew it was bad."
Most frustrating loss of the season for the Heat? It was certainly a costly one in the standings, with the #6 seed further away now.
Whiteside's hand is numb right now from painkillers. He expects it to hurt a ton in the morning.
Hassan Whiteside unsure whether he can play tomorrow at Boston. Big wrap on his hand makes it look highly unlikely.
Spoelstra says Hassan Whiteside (10 stitches in R hand) status unknown for game at Boston tomorrow.
Spoelstra on tonight's loss: "Thank God we play tomorrow."
Heat lose 89-88 on Middleton's buzzer 3. Milwaukee outscored them 24-9 in Q4.
And now the NBA East looks like this. http://t.co/5GNBhsg0Di
Heat loses 89-88 on Middleton three at the buzzer. Miami scores just 9 in fourth.
How do Heat not get immediate timeout on rebound there?
Bucks without a timeout. This is when you foul before the three goes up.
It's gotten to the point where players now trust that replay will get it right, regardless of the call.
Wade with a tackle-basketball moment.
Or the Heat could run an actual . . . play?
Looking a lot like the end of that home loss against the 76ers.
Bad plays by Beasley on both ends
The Heat scored six points through the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter.
Chalmers took a blow to the throat. He call time. Lead down to nine from 16.
Strange night for Spurs: since 1st quarter, 15-for-46. Getting looks, can't make them. Aminu, Harris have played well off Mavs bench.
Michael Carter-Williams fouls out with 7:41 to play. Not sure which team that favors on this night.
Whiteside's injury forced the Heat to go small, but it's worked out well for them in the second half.
Henry Walker's nine points in the third period tied his highest-scoring period of the season.
Heat 79, Bucks 65 going into 4th, in one they have to have, with Whiteside now iffy going forward with those 10 stitches in his right hand.
Heat, up 79-65 after three in Milwaukee, within 12 minutes of closing to 1/2 game of sixth seed.Wade 16, Dragic 14, Walker 3 big 3s in 3rd.
Henry Walker with 9p on 3/3 threes in Q3.
Henry Walker went 3-3 from beyond the arc in the third quarter, as well as a timely charge to preserve the Heat's largest lead of the night.
Birdman impressive as the last big man standing.
The Mavericks have been great in certain games this season & awful in others. Tonight, they've merely combined that into one game.
Henry Walker doing the one thing he does well very well tonight.
Monta Ellis last 2 games (losses to Phoenix & Memphis): 7 of 31, 23 points. Tonight vs. San Antonio: 11 of 18, 26 points. 3:50 left in 3rd.
Dirk Nowitzki has arisen in Dallas. He's made five of last six, now has 10 points.
More blood in Milwaukee. Giannis A. with a slice on his R hand. He's fine though.
Heat saying even with Whiteside back on the bench, he will not return to the game.
I’m off this week but will rejoin the Heat for its road game against the Hawks.
So can Heat get another center to Boston? Does JaVale McGee work on a day rate?
Heat play Wednesday in Boston, putting Whiteside at least at risk for that one, as well.
Heat says Whiteside needed 10 stitches for hand injury and won't return. Beasley starts 2nd half in his absence.
Whiteside will not return. Laceration between his middle and ring finger
Heat announce Hassan Whiteside needed 10 stitches between 2 fingers on his R hand and is out for the game.
Whiteside is done for the night, needed 10 stitches to hand.
Without Whiteside, Heat open second half with Beasley at power forward, Haslem at center.
Beasley starting in place of Whiteside.
Whiteside (right hand) being examined by both Heat and Bucks medical staff.
Still no Whiteside on the court.
Henry Walker played eight minutes without taking a single shot.
Spurs lead Mavericks, 46-43, at half. Monta Ellis, struggling lately, has 15. Leonard has 11.
Heat 51, Bucks 49 at half. Dragic with 12 points, Wade with 11. Whiteside in locker room with cut hand.
After all that, Heat still lead 51-49 at half.
The Heat are having another "moment of truth" moment against the Bucks, except this time in the second quarter.
UM, down 12 at half, rallies to win in Richmond, 63-61, advancing to NIT semifinals in NYC. McClellan 16 pts. Davon Reed 10 points, 12 rbs.