Derrick Williams (back spasms) is hopeful he will able to play Saturday in Portland.
Luke Babbitt is dealing with a hip-flexor strain but did fly to Portland and expected to remain with the team until their Sunday flight back to Miami.
James Johnson hit 11-of-15 shots for 24 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal, and a block in Thursday’s win against the Jazz.
Goran Dragic scored 27 points during a 111-110 win over the Jazz on Thursday, adding six assists and four rebounds.
Wayne Ellington scored 17 points during a 111-110 win over the Jazz on Thursday and started the second half in place of injured Luke Babbitt (hip).
Hassan Whiteside hit 4-of-11 shots for nine points, 10 rebounds, and one steal in Thursday night’s win against the Jazz.
Wayne Ellington started the second half of Thursday’s game against the Jazz in place of the injured Luke Babbit (hip).
Derrick Williams, who has fallen out of the Heat rotation recently, is in the locker room with back spasms on Thursday night, according to the broadcast team.
Luke Babbit will miss the remainder of Thursday’s game against the Jazz with a hip flexor.
Luke Babbit left Thursday’s game against the Jazz with 4:07 left in the half due to back tightness.
The Heat will start Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Luke Babbitt, Josh McRoberts and Hassan Whiteside against the Jazz on Thursday.
Josh Richardson (ankle, wrist) returned to Miami to have treatment on his ankle and coach Erik Spoelstra said Richardson's wrist is bothering him.
Willie Reed (knee) returned to action on Wednesday with seven rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes off Miami's bench.
Wayne Ellington erupted offensively on Wednesday with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including a 5-of-9 mark from downtown, and 12 of his points came in the fourth quarter.
Josh McRoberts started at PF for the Heat on Wednesday, finishing with one point, three rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover in 16 minutes.