To keep their rotations the same, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has started Amar’e Stoudemire at center and brought Hassan Whiteside off the bench — but when Whiteside plays 41 minutes, as he did Monday, he’s your go-to guy.
And he’s producing. Whiteside had 25 points and 23 boards against the Wizards on Saturday, then on Monday put up 19 points and 18 rebounds. Plus he threw down this impressive dunk.
Monta Ellis had the chance to win this game for Indiana from the free-throw line in the final second, but he missed and the game went to overtime, where the Heat pulled away for the 101-93 victory.