Hassan Whiteside a game-time decision for Heat-Hornets Game 4

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) —  Heat center Hassan White’s status will be a game-time decision for Game 4 against the Hornets in their first round series Monday night.

Miami leads the series 2-1.

Whiteside got hit in the thigh on a pick and roll in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s game and hasn’t practiced since.

Whiteside said he will see how the thigh feels before the game prior to making a decision on whether or not to play.

Charlotte forward Nicolas Batum, who’s reportedly out for the series, has been ruled out for Game 4 by the team.

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Monday Batum was unable to participate in shootaround and will miss his second straight game with a strained foot. The Hornets beat the Heat 96-80 in Game 3 despite Batum’s absence.