Gortat tallied zero points (0-3 FG, 0-2 FT), eight rebounds, two steals and one assist across 20 minutes during a 133-109 loss to the Hornets on Wednesday.
Gortat attained his second scoreless game of the season as he was one of numerous starters who struggled in the blowout loss. The poor effort followed up just a four-point outing on Monday. Gortat has now scored below 10 points in three of his last five outings.
Beal provided 26 points (10-19 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block across 28 minutes during a 133-109 loss to the Hornets on Wednesday.
Beal was the lone bright spot in the team's starting lineup in the blowout loss, as he was the only starter to score more than 12 points. His excellent run of scoring continued as he now has hit the 20-point mark in 11 of his last 12 contests. Beal could have had an even bigger game had the team not been destroyed, as the 28 minutes marked his lowest total since Dec. 4.
Howard contributed 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-5 FT), 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks across 33 minutes during a 133-109 win over the Wizards on Wednesday.
Howard secured his third consecutive double-double and also his third straight game with at least 15 rebounds in the blowout victory. The game also marked the first time all season he's had at least two steals and two blocks in the same game. Howard has been strong of late, with averages of 14.6 points on 56.3 percent shooting, 14.8 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.2 steals per game over his last five games.
Johnson (ankle) will see a specialist in New York on Thursday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
The Heat claim the visit is simply precautionary. Johnson missed Wednesday's game against the Bucks after spraining his left ankle during Monday's matchup with the Bulls. Expect an update on his status following Thursday's appointment.
Kidd-Gilchrist totaled 21 points (8-11 FG, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, three steals and two assists across 23 minutes during a 133-109 win over the Wizards on Wednesday.
Kidd-Gilchrist's 21 points marked a team high in the blowout victory and also marked just one point shy of his season high. He also cleaned up on the defensive end, as the three steals marked his highest total in nearly a month. Kidd-Gilchrist has been solid recently, with averages of 12.2 points on 48.9 percent shooting, 3.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game across his last five outings.