Tyler Johnson out for Heat’s game vs. Suns due to illness

Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson (8) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Denver. The Nuggets won 95-94. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

PHOENIX — Tyler Johnson was held out of Wednesday night’s game against the Suns due to an illness.

It marks the first game Johnson has missed this season. He’s averaging 10.2 points on 35.4 percent shooting, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 10 games off the Heat’s bench.

“He’s just not feeling well,” coach Erik Spoelstra said Wednesday in advance of Miami’s game in Phoenix. “That started yesterday.”

With Johnson out, two-way contract player Derrick Walton Jr. is expected to be active against the Suns to fill out the Heat’s 15-man roster. Johnson is coming off a three-point performance on 1-of-8 shooting in Monday’s loss to the Warriors.

Johnson’s first chance at a return will be Friday against the Utah Jazz, the fifth stop on the Heat’s six-game trip. Miami ends the road trip Sunday against the Pistons.

Guards Wayne Ellington and Goran Dragic, and center AJ Hammons have already battled an illness going around the Heat locker room this season.

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