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Heat Hoping Whiteside Returns Tonight Vs Bulls

The Miami Heat have really missed the services of their dominant center Hassan Whiteside.  Finally it appears the Heat may have the big guy back in the line up possibly tonight when they host the Chicago Bulls at the American Airlines Arena.  Ever since posting 26 points and 22 rebounds in Miami’s season-opener, Whiteside has missed five consecutive games due to a bruised left knee. His presence has been sorely missed. Teams have feasted on the Heat defense at the rim usually a no fly zone when Whiteside is lurking in the paint.

Reserve shooting guard Wayne Ellington, a deadly perimeter sniper for Miami, is dealing with  a cold.  Ellington barely played in Monday night’s overtime loss against Minnesota, tallying just four total minutes. Starting point Gaurd Goran Dragic missed practice yesterday with an illness . Expect to see both guys in the line up tonight .  The 2-4 Heat are losers of three in a row and hope to end this subpar homestand on a high note.