April 10, 2017, 7:38 pm
Hassan Whiteside shot 8-for-14 from the field and 7-for-12 from the line for 23 points with 18 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 36 minutes on Monday over the Cavs.
While Whiteside didn’t put together a first round return this season, he still dominated as a top-25 player, including a top-15 finish over the final four weeks. The Heat were desperate for a win, as they are in a tie with the Bulls for the final playoff spot in the East. The Bulls won their game as well, so the Heat’s chances will be determined on Wednesday. They have pulled themselves out of an 11-30 hole to have a shot on the final day of the regular season.