Miami Warmth middle Hassan Whiteside determined he had sufficient in his staff’s 105-90 house loss to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night time. 

So the 7-footer opted to go away the sport early.

After sitting all of the fourth quarter, Whiteside left the bench and headed instantly for the locker room at American Airways Area by way of himself with 40.five seconds left within the recreation.

The Magic made a three-pointer, the Warmth grew to become over the ball and fouled at the fastbreak. Then, Whiteside left. 

Whiteside has sat out the fourth quarter in 5 of the ultimate six video games. 

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters after the game that he hadn’t received an explanation from Whiteside, but had an idea why he left.

“Probably extremely upset like we all are,” said Spoelstra, whose team dropped to 9-14. The Heat have lost nine of their last 13 games heading into a six-game road trip. 

Spoelstra added: “Everyone, if they are offended, annoyed, pissed, (want to) funnel it into the staff till we get the adjustments that we would like at this time.”

Dwyane Wade instructed newshounds that he concept perhaps Whiteside left the bench as a result of he needed to move to the toilet. 

The veteran middle, who completed with 12 issues and 9 rebounds within the loss did not talk to newshounds after the sport. 

A staff spokesman instructed the Miami Usher in that Whiteside used to be capturing in a tradition facility as an alternative. 


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