Heat’s Whiteside out tonight vs. Knicks

Hassan Whiteside of the Heat got the best of Joel Embiid of the 76ers on Thursday night, with Embiid accusing Whiteisde of a "dirty thing" afterward.

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside will miss tonight’s game against the New York Knicks due to left knee soreness.

The Heat are on a back-to-back, as they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers last night. Whiteside played 19 minutes and finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

On the season, Whiteside is averaging 14.9 points and 12.7 rebounds while shooting 58.1 percent from the field. The Heat enter their matchup versus the Knicks with a record of 10-10.

Miami rookie Bam Adebayo will see extended minutes with Whiteside out. He’s coming off the best game of his early career, scoring 19 points and grabbing six rebounds in the loss to Cleveland.