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(AP) -- Hassan Whiteside has paid his dues with several stints in the D-League and others in China and Lebanon. Now his persistence is finally paying off with extended playing time in Miami.

The shot-blocking center looks to continue his rise as the banged-up Heat try to avoid their third straight defeat in the opener of a four-game road swing Sunday against the struggling Boston Celtics.

After he was drafted in the second round by Sacramento in 2010, Whiteside played just 19 games in his first two seasons before earning the NBL defensive player of the year honors and Finals MVP for China's Sichuan Blue Whales in 2013. The 7-footer also spent five months in the Lebanese Basketball League in 2013-14 and had another 17-game stint in China.

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Leaders
Points: Jared Sullinger14.1
Rebounds: Jared Sullinger8.1
Assists: Evan Turner4.4
FG%: Kelly Olynyk50.6%
Steals: Marcus Smart1.10
Blocks: Kelly Olynyk0.73
Defense (Rank)
Points: 103.5 (25)
Rebounds: 44.3 (22)
Assists: 22.0 (15)
FG%: 45.0% (14)
FT%: 78.0% (30)
3P%: 36.1% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 101.4 (11)
Rebounds: 43.3 (14)
Assists: 24.6 (4)
FG%: 45.0% (17)
FT%: 75.5% (16)
3P%: 33.0% (23)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
Toronto 33 15 .688 --
Brooklyn 18 28 .391 14.0
Boston 16 29 .356 15.5
Philadelphia 10 38 .208 23.0
New York 9 38 .191 23.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/23/2015 Andre Dawkins Signed to 10-Day Contract
1/18/2015 Chris Douglas-Roberts Waived
1/15/2015 Nate Robinson Waived
1/15/2015 Chris Douglas-Roberts Traded Three-team, four player deal
1/15/2015 Shavlik Randolph Traded Three-team, four player deal
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/25/2015 Kelly Olynyk Sprained right ankle
1/24/2015 Shavlik Randolph Sprained left ankle
1/15/2015 James Young Flu
1/3/2015 Jameer Nelson Right ankle sprain
12/15/2014 Marcus Thornton Torn muscle, left calf
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