Heat's Hassan Whiteside: Scores 25 points in second straight game

Whiteside put up 25 points (11-17 FG, 3-5 FT), 16 rebounds, four blocks, one assist and one steal across 32 minutes in Wednesday's 106-98 win over the Nuggets.

The absences of Josh Richardson (ankle), Justise Winslow (wrist) and Dion Waiters (groin) may have opened up a few more shots on the offensive end for Whiteside, whose 17 shots were his most in the last five games. Whiteside had been battling a knee issue earlier in the week, but it evidently hasn't been much of a concern, as he's put up a combined 50 points, 33 boards and six blocks over the past two games.

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