Report: Luol Deng and Amar’e Stoudemire Likely to Miss Monday’s Game vs. Celtics

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It’s looking more and more like Luol Deng will miss his third consecutive game on Monday night versus the Boston Celtics.

Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel reports that the Miami Heat likely won’t have Deng (hamstring) or Amar’e Stoudemire (illness) for their Monday night matchup versus the Celtics at American Airlines Arena:

The last time Deng played was on Monday night in a 95-78 victory over the New York Knicks. In regards to Stoudemire, the veteran big man has appeared in just two games for the Heat this season, with his last appearance coming in a 116-109 victory over the Sacramento Kings on November 19th.

Deng participated in the team’s practice on Sunday, but head coach Erik Spoelstra stated that all of his work was done to the side. Spoelstra also stressed that he doesn’t see the small forward being ready for Monday’s game:

With Deng sidelined once again, Gerald Green will start in his place at small forward for the third straight contest. Green led the Heat in scoring in their 97-78 rout of the Knicks on Friday night when he scored 25 points.
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D.J. Siddiqi grew up in the heart of South Florida in Broward County. Growing up in South Florida during the late 90's and 2000's, D.J. witnessed the Pat Riley years where the Miami Heat faced off with the New York Knicks all the way to the painful late 2000's seasons where the Heat were a one-man team with Dwyane Wade. D.J. has closely followed the Heat over the past decade-and-a-half, and unfortunately witnessed Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals in person when the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 15-point deficit to knock off the Heat. D.J. has writing experience as a columnist with sites such as Bleacher Report and Rant Sports, and he is proud to bring his knowledge of the Heat and the NBA to Heat Nation.