Whiteside injures hand while leading Heat past Suns
Miami wins 112-97
MIAMI – Hassan Whiteside had 23 points and 14 rebounds before leaving late with blood on his right hand, and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 112-97 on Tuesday night.
Tyler Johnson scored 17 for the Heat (35-36), who had seven players in double figures. Goran Dragic scored 16, Josh Richardson had 14 and Willie Reed added 12 for Miami.
Marquese Chriss scored 24 for Phoenix (22-49), which lost its fifth straight and used only an eight-player rotation until the final minutes. Leandro Barbosa scored 13, Alex Len scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and T.J. Warren scored 12 for the Suns.
Whiteside received 13 stitches after the game.
Whiteside did not address reporters after the game.
However, the Heat's center plans to speak with reporters after practice on Wednesday.
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