Miami Heat Index: Heat Can’t Hang With Mavs Despite Whiteside’s Efforts

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A. <i>Stats: 32 Min, 6-12 FG, 3-5 3FG, 0-0 FT, 4 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 0 BLK, 0 TO, 15 PTS </i><br /> James Ennis was as refreshing as the beer I cracked open after watching this slamming-my-head-against-a-wall-inducing game. His energy to come flying in off screen was a glimpse into his potential. Ennis may not ever be a genuine ball handler, and so being a tween 2-3 guy could be weird. But if he’s got the 3-point shot going (3-5) and can run and jump and get put-backs, the Heat can certainly carve out regular minutes for him.<br /> <iframe src=. SG. Miami Heat. JAMES ENNIS

HASSAN WHITESIDE. A+. <i>Stats: 29 Min, 7-11 FG, 0-0 3FG, 2-3 FT, 24 REB, 0 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 3 TO, 16 PTS </i><br /> Let’s just list the off-the-chart stats of the game for Whiteside<br /> -10 rebounds in the first 3:59 of the game.<br /> -14 rebounds in the first quarter sets the Heat’s new franchise record, previously held by Ike Austin (13).<br /> -He was the team’s leading scorer with 16 points.<br /> -He finished with 24 rebounds…<br /> – 10 of which were offensive rebounds.<br /> He almost set the Hassan Countryside on fire with another “HOLY CRAP HE DID WHAT?” game but instead the general boringness of the game out-shined his demolition tour, at least for the moment.. C. Miami Heat

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