Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench at Charlotte tonight. (Getty Images)
The Heat will continue to start Amar’e Stoudemire at center against the Hornets, with regular starter Hassan Whiteside coming off the bench tonight in his hometown.
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Bosh is one of the most reliable fourth-quarter options in the NBA. (Getty Images)
One of the best things the Heat have going for them is that they can ride Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh down the stretch. Both are among the best fourth-quarter scorers in the NBA, and they closed out Wednesday’s game in Dallas by scoring 10 of Miami’s final 15 points.
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Goran Dragic is unconcerned with his scoring average as long as he fits what the Heat need. (Getty Images)
Heat point guard Goran Dragic’s basic numbers do not necessarily line up with what people expect from a $17-million-a-year player, but he rejects that as a criticism of his game.
Dragic, and coach Erik Spoelstra, maintain that he is giving Miami what it needs. If he shoots efficiently, plays defense and keeps the offense on the same beat, the Heat are not necessarily looking for huge scoring nights out of him.
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Tyler Johnson transitioned back to his regular role and was key in Miami’s win over the Bulls. (Getty Images)
Tyler Johnson was willing to step into the starting point guard spot with Goran Dragic and Beno Udrih injured, but it pulled him into an unfamiliar role.
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Luol Deng expects to start tonight against the Chicago Bulls. (Getty Images)
The Heat are getting their roster back, starting with the return of Luol Deng and back-up point guard Beno Udrih. Both intend to play tonight when Miami visits the Bulls.
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Bosh and Wade are leading the underdog Miami Heat in some uneven fights. (Getty Images)
Players rarely size up a matchup the way those of us on the outside do, and the Heat do not view their current predicament hopelessly.
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Luol Deng has blurry vision and cannot look up or down. (Getty Images)
Luol Deng would play through almost anything, but basketball is not even close to being an option right now as he recovers from an eye injury.
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Josh McRoberts is getting closer to a return, which could come Monday in Chicago. (Getty Images)
Josh McRoberts was completely unaware of the Twitterstorm caused Thursday by the Heat upgrading him from out to questionable for their game tonight against the Raptors. While he has since been ruled out, there is a chance he could be back Monday when the team plays at Chicago.
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When the Heat drafted Michael Beasley with the second overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft, they envisioned him becoming one of the league’s top scorers.
Michael Beasley scored 63 points in the CBA all-star game this past weekend.
It never materialized in the NBA, as Beasley has averaged 13 points per game in 433 games. But Beasley has become one the most prolific scorers in the Chinese Basketball Association.
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Chris Andersen has played in three of Miami’s 31 games. (Getty Images)
One of the more puzzling situations with
the Heat is coach Erik Spoelstra’s plan for Amar’e Stoudemire and Chris Andersen.
Both are in the twilight of their careers, but still have something to offer. Stoudemire has been decent offensively in spot appearances, and Andersen is coming off a productive season in which he averaged 10.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per 36 minutes.
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