- Ja Morant expresses no sympathy for Miami Heat having to play 8 games in 12 days
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- Dwyane Wade unveils reason why Erik Spoelstra benched him after he dropped 50 points in 3 quarters
- Dwyane Wade honored that Kobe Bryant paid him one-of-a-kind compliment in his book
- Jimmy Butler on why Miami Heat’s defense has been elite: ‘We got rid of Derrick Jones Jr.’
- Report: Kendrick Nunn partners with NBPA to help single fathers in Chicago
- Report: Victor Oladipo to seek specialist’s evaluation regarding timetable for knee injury
- Erik Spoelstra declines to answer whether Victor Oladipo will play for Miami Heat again this season
- Dewayne Dedmon offers fantastic response when asked what he’s willing to do for Miami Heat
- Report: Victor Oladipo increasingly unlikely to receive ‘anything near’ maximum deal this offseason
Miami Heat News: Hassan Whiteside (Thigh) Held out of Sunday’s Practice
- Updated: April 24, 2016
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was held of out of the team’s Sunday practice at Time Warner Cable Arena due to a bruised right thigh. The injury occurred during Saturday’s Game 3 96-80 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
INJURY NEWS: Hassan Whiteside (right thigh contusion) did not participate in today’s team practice.
“I was just rolling to the basket and one of their guys either kneed me or elbowed me in my thigh.” Whiteside said of the bruise that he sustained in the fourth quarter.
The 7-footer dealt with a similar injury (strained left hip) earlier this season and missed six games. Despite the damage, Whiteside, who took electronic-stimulation therapy following practice, seemed adamant to play in Game 4:
“I feel pretty confident. I’m a tough guy”
Hassan Whiteside (thigh) expects to play Game 4.
— Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser) April 24, 2016
If Whiteside is unable to go the Heat would take a huge blow. The starting center has arguably been the Heat’s best player during the first round, putting up 17.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in his first career postseason.
Game 4 takes place in Charlotte on Monday at 7:00 PM E.T.