Waiters will come off the bench Tuesday against the 76ers, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. Coach Erik Spoelstra is giving Dwyane Wade the start in what will be his final home game. Waiters gets pushed to the bench as a result.
Waiters collected 17 points (6-16 FG, 5-12 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes in Sunday's 117-109 loss to the Raptors. Waiters made six shots on Sunday, five of them being behind the arc, which is where he was shooting from more often than not. His inefficiency inside and plethora of missed threes left more to be desired, especially in a critical game that went to overtime.
Waiters scored 22 points (8-17 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 0-2 FT) in 33 minutes during Friday's 111-109 loss to the Timberwolves. Waiters had been considered probable after having a precautionary MRI on his left knee following Wednesday's loss to the Celtics. While his ailing knee didn't stop him from matching his season high in made threes while scoring 20-plus points for the fourth time in the last six games, Waiters didn't contribute in any of the other categories. With the Heat in need of a strong finish in order to make the playoffs, expect Waiters to remain as aggressive as ever across the final three regular season matchups.
Waiters (knee) is available to play in Friday's contest at Minnesota, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Waiters had an MRI done on his left knee after Wednesday's loss to Boston but the scan revealed nothing of any concern. It's unknown weather or not Waiters may have felt a tweak in his knee or is just experience knee soreness. Nevertheless, Waiters will be fully ready to help the Heat make a playoff push down the stretch in the next coming days.
Waiters (knee) is considered probable for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. Waiters had a precautionary MRI on his left knee following Wednesday's loss to Boston, but the scan showed nothing of concern. The veteran may still be dealing with some soreness Friday, but all indications are that he'll be on the floor as the Heat continue to push for a playoff spot.
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