UPDATED: With Tyler Johnson (and Wayne Ellington) out tonight, Kelly Olynyk rejoins Heat starting lineup

Heat guard Tyler Johnson sits on the floor after being injured during Miami’s victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee).

MIAMI – The Heat will be without guards Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson for tonight’s home game against the Lakers, both players out with left quad contusions.

The loss of Johnson means Kelly Olynyk rejoins the starting lineup at power forward with Justise Winslow moving to small forward and Josh Richardson to shooting guard. Earlier, Erik Spoelstra ruled out Dwyane Wade starting.

“I want to him to get as comfortable with that second unit as possible,” Spoelstra said. “That to me is a dynamic game changing lineup that I want them to continue to gain confidence in, get more comfortable with.”

Wade, 36, is coming off his best game since returning Feb. 8, scoring 27 points and hitting the game-winning shot in a 102-101 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday. And he is OK with his role on the second unit.

“I’m not young where I got all this fire and this testosterone where I need to be out there,” he said. “I’m cool.”

And Wade still is getting used to his new role and new teammates.

“I’m trying to get comfortable in my role now, I’ve been trying to get comfortable in it all year,” he said. “It’s the first time I ever came off the bench like this since I was, like, fourth grade.

“We’ll see, but whatever coach asks me to do. I want to help this team win, I want to help this team get in the playoffs and I want to be my best self, help these young individuals be their best self. So, whatever side of the court I can do that on; if I’m on the bench to start the games, if I’m on the bench to end the games, as long as we’re winning this is all I care about.”

Spoelstra’s options were returning Olynyk to the starting lineup or perhaps even starting Luke Babbitt or Rodney McGruder, although when asked if McGruder could start, Spoelstra said: “I would rather not do that right now, but we’ll see.”

Olynyk returned Tuesday after missing six games with a strained left shoulder and played 25 minutes. McGruder made his Heat season debut Tuesday after undergoing surgery on his left leg in October and played nine minutes.

Spoelstra did not give a timetable for the return of Ellington or Johnson. Both took a knee to the thigh on a pick play, Ellington in the second quarter and Johnson in the third.

Neither injury appears to be serious.

Johnson started the last six games at shooting guard, with Wade coming off the bench. He had his best game in nearly two months Saturday against Memphis, scoring 23 points. Johnson said he was more aggressive and felt more like himself after dealing with an ankle issue since mid-January.

Wade played 25 minutes Tuesday and is averaging 22.6 minutes since returning to Miami six games ago. He’s prepared to step up those minutes if necessary

“If I got to play five more minutes it’s cool, I’ll play five more minutes,” Wade said. “We just got to figure out a way who’s on the floor, play your game and find a way to get this win.

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