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Heat beat Pistons on Whiteside buzzer beater

Miami holds on 97-96

Hassan Whiteside is carried off after hitting the game-winner
Hassan Whiteside is carried off after hitting the game-winner

DETROIT – It wasn't always pretty, but the Miami Heat will absolutely take it.

The Heat won their showdown with the Detroit Pistons 97-96 on a Hassan Whiteside tip-in at the buzzer.

The Heat players celebrated lifting their big man off the floor, after their big man carried them to victory.

The Heat offense struggled for much of the game, shooting 5-21 from 3-point land.

However, Goran Dragic led the Heat with 28 points.

James Johnson added 16 off the bench including a poster dunk.

Whiteside was the hero of the night with 17 points, including the game-winner.


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