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2015-16 Schedule
29-22, 2nd in Southeast
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Heat top Hornets with Whiteside triple-double (1:24)

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat fail to make a 3-pointer for the first time this season, but get key defensive stops late to secure a 98-95 win over Charlotte. Hassan Whiteside gets his third triple-double with blocks this season. Dwyane Wade with 22 points, Goran Dragic fights through flu with 12 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds. Heat conclude stretch of 14 of 16 on the road by going 7-7 away from Miami to move 7 games above.500 at 29-22 on the season.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat are 0-for-9 from beyond the arc, but just got a conventional 3-point play from Chris Bosh, whose layup and free-throw puts Miami ahead 95-93 with 23 seconds left.

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Whiteside messing around in Charlotte

Hassan Whiteside is up to 10 points, 10 rebounds and just snatched a ball out of the air, which counts for his 10th block. Follow live

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

And there it is. Hassan Whiteside secured his third triple-double this season in style by blocking and then cuffing Marvin Williams' shot in the lane.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Triple-double alert for Hassan Whiteside. He's got 8 points, 8 rebounds and 8 blocks midway through the fourth quarter as the Heat and Hornets are tied 80-80.

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Dwyane Wade turning back the clock (0:20)

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets and Heat in a tight one, with game tied 47-47 at the half. Hassan Whiteside leads the way with 5 blocks in a game in which the teams have combined for 14 rejections in the first half. That's fitting on a night when the Hornets are honoring Hall of Fame center Alonzo Mourning.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets lead the Heat 31-25 after the first quarter. Miami's defense struggled with Charlotte's interchangeable wings Nic Batum, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. But the Heat's bench contributed 13 early points.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami Heat forward Luol Deng is gradually turning around one of the least productive seasons of his career. Entering tonight's game in Charlotte, Deng has averaged 15 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals over his last five games while shooting 41.2 percent from 3-point range.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra indicated at shootaround that Amar'e Stoudemire would remain in the starting lineup for an eighth straight game tonight in Charlotte. That means Hassan Whiteside, in his second game back from a hip injury, will continue to come off the bench for now. Stoudemire and Whiteside combined for 16 points, 14 rebounds and 9 blocks in 17 minutes apiece at center in Wednesday's win at Dallas.

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Heat Daily Links: Friday

Top Headline: Goran Dragic is not paying attention to his stat line.

NBA 3-point competition contestants

  • Kyle Lowry, Raptors
  • Khris Middleton, Bucks
  • Stephen Curry, Warriors*
  • Klay Thompson, Warriors
  • Devin Booker, Suns
  • J.J. Redick, Clippers
  • Chris Bosh, Heat
  • James Harden, Rockets
*2015 champion

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A closer look at Whiteside's production

ESPN's Jeremias Engelmann points out that Miami is better on defense with Hassan Whiteside on the bench. Engelmann also notes that Whiteside tends to be out of position when attempting to block a shot. Overrated players (Insider)

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Heat Daily Links: Thursday

Top Headline: Hassan Whiteside returns, helps Heat beat Mavs.

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Heat prevail in Dallas (1:26)

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Solid victory for the Heat in Dallas. After everything they've endured over the past month - playing 14 of 16 on the road - Miami can finish 7-7 in those games away from AmericaAirlines Arena with a win Friday in Charlotte to close out that stretch.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat 93, Mavs 90 (final). Raymond Felton, the only man to touch the ball on the final possession, missed a 3 at the buzzer. Dirk Nowitzki had 20 of his 28 in the second half. Chris Bosh led the Heat with 20.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat 74, Mavs 65 after three quarters. Dirk Nowitzki has 11 of his 19 points in the third quarter, but the rest of the Mavs combined for only eight points in the frame. Hassan Whiteside has 10 points, five rebounds and four blocks in 11 minutes off the Miami bench.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the thing about Hassan Whiteside: Despite the major boost he provided off the bench in the second quarter, he still got an earful from Goran Dragic about poor positioning on his screen setting at one point. Whiteside excels at the flashy and eye-catching things but still struggles with the minor details and small things.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat 47, Mavs 46 at the half. Chandler Parsons has 12 points, five rebounds and three assists. Hassan Whiteside is plus-6 in eight minutes after a six-game absence, putting up eight points, three rebounds and two blocks.

Team Stats

Points Per Game96.029th
Rebounds Per Game43.116th
Assists Per Game20.226th
Points Allowed95.82nd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-162922.569
2014-153745.451
2013-145428.659
2012-136616.805
2011-124620.697

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