Heat C Hassan Whiteside won’t travel for Game 5 vs. Raptors
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside will not travel to Toronto for Game 5 against the Raptors, the team announced Tuesday.
Whiteside suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee during his team’s 95–91 loss in Game 3. He was listed as day-to-day after undergoing an MRI and did not play in game 4.
Veteran Amar’e Stoudemire got the start at center for the Heat in game 4, scoring six points in 12 minutes.
The Raptors are also missing their most effective post player, as Jonas Valanciunas has been ruled out with an ankle injury.
The series is currently tied at 2–2 after the Heat won 94–87 in overtime on Monday.