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Napier, Chalmers, Granger, Bosh, Whiteside starting for Heat today.
Snowstorm later today in Boston is forcing the Heat to fly to Detroit immediately after the game. Team will miss first half of Super Bowl.
WHITESIDE on still being an unknown: “If they’re not putting me in their scouting reports now, thank you.”
Luol Deng again out for Heat today.
Hassan Whiteside on proving people wrong: "That was the plan."
Bosh: "Maybe we'll get healthy for 20 or 30 games and make a run."
Bosh on Heat-Celtics: "This used to be an ABC game."
Heat with recent Celtics tape on one TV and Super Bowl pre-game show on the other in the locker room.
Hassan Whiteside: "If teams aren't putting me in their scouting report by now, thank you."
Hassan Whiteside: "I want to make people remember my name."
Erik Spoelstra: "I love the challenge. I like this team. This is competition."
Erik Spoelstra on Whiteside: "He'll be talked about in scouting reports. No one will fall asleep on him now. You have to embrace that."
Luol Deng is out today against the Celtics.
With loss of Scarlett, only 2 of 16 Dade/Broward kids in ESPN's top 300 are UM oral commits.UM didn't offer all; still in mix for 1 for 2.
Derrick Stafford, Matt Boland, Haywoode Workman your referees for today's Heat-Celtics, 1 p.m., TD Garden (Sun Sports).
Just overheard the best sentence ever: "I wanted ta go ta the supah-mahket, but my mahm said we had ta go to Tahget."
Norris Cole was 1-of-10 shooting last night, capping a tough month: 36.7 percent from the field and 22 percent from three-point range.
These are the kinds of texts you send your wife when you use Uber. http://t.co/OLoIMpiUya
Chris Bosh was the only player for the Heat to start in both games against Dallas this season. Two games, nine different starters.
BOSH: “We kind of went back to what we’re known for, which is forgetting everything as soon as the game gets a little tight.”
The Heat is 18.5 games behind the top team in the East before the All-Star break ... and SEVENTH IN THE STANDINGS. What?
You guys have been through a lot of stuff. Bosh: "I'd use a different word." A lot of things. "Nope. My word still starts with S."
Bosh: "All we can do is move on to Boston and watch the Super Bowl.”
Though Spoelstra said he should have put Whiteside back in the game sooner in the fourth quarter, he said Whiteside has no minutes limit.
Whiteside had 24 rebounds in 28 minutes and the Heat wouldn't play him with the game getting away. Bizarre and I'll leave it at that.
How's the broadcasting gig? Battier: "Good." Are you good at it? "No."
Bosh was getting double-teamed and "you have to trust your guys to make something happen and we continued to miss plays."
Bosh: "We went back to what we’re known for: forgetting everything as soon as the game gets a little tight. Execution went out the window.”
Dirk on Whiteside: "I think I gave him all 10 of his offensive rebounds.... That's a nice find, for sure."
Dirk on Charlie V's game: "Since I was insanely cold, it was good."
Whiteside on watching run from bench: "That's a question for Coach Spo." Says he doesn't talk to him about minutes.
Hassan Whiteside on sitting during Dallas' big run: "That's a question for Coach Spo. I watched it just like y'all."
Hassan Whiteside said he wasn't fatigued. Says you have to ask Spoelstra about who plays how many minutes.
Hassan Whiteside said is mid-range game is "just something y'all hadn't seen. I could always shoot."
Erik Spoelstra on Deng (calf): "He did a little more today and he's going to travel with us (for Sunday at Boston)."
Erik Spoelstra says no minutes limit on Hassan Whiteside (ankle). He was just fatigued.
Erik Spoelstra: "Let's lace them up & get right back at it. That's the best thing for us."
Spoelstra says looking back, he should have put Whiteside back in sooner after Mavericks went small