Tonight’s matchup: Wade, Whiteside ruled out as Heat start three-game trip at surging Trail Blazers

Evan Turner of the Portland Trail Blazers goes up against Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat in the third quarter of Portland’s victory at Miami in December. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)


When: Monday, 10:30 p.m.

Where: Moda Center, Portland, Ore.

TV/Radio: ESPN, Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)

Records: Miami 36-31, Portland 40-26



F: James Johnson

F: Josh Richardson

C: Bam Adebayo

G: Tyler Johnson

G: Goran Dragic

Trail Blazers

F: Evan Turner

F: Al-Farouq Aminu

C: Jusuf Nurkic

G: Damian Lillard

G: C.J. McCollum

Scouting report: The Heat will be without Hassan Whiteside and Dwyane Wade  as both were rule out. Whiteside will miss his second consecutive game with a strained left hip flexor and Wade suffered a mild hamstring strain during Saturday’s 129-102 victory over the Wizards. … Miami also is without Dion Waiters (ankle). … The Heat start their final West Coast trip of the season that takes them to Portland, Sacramento and L.A. to the face the Lakers. … Miami lost to all three teams at home this season including a 102-95 defeat to Portland on Dec. 13. … The Heat have scored at least 100 points in 11 consecutive games. Miami has an offensive rating of 111.3 in those 11 games, 11th in the league, compared to 102.7 in the first 56 games, which was 25th in the league. … The Trail Blazers have won nine in a row and are third in the Western Conference. … Portland is led by the highest-scoring backcourt in the league – Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, who combine for a 48.6 average. Lillard is fifth in the league with a 26.8 average. … McCollum scored 28 points against the Heat in their first meeting. … Lillard is averaging 22.5 points against Miami in 11 career games. … Miami has lost four straight to Portland.

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