HOUSTON (AP) — Gerald Green scored 21 points and Hassan Whiteside added 12 to help the Miami Heat beat the Houston Rockets 105-100 in a preseason game Saturday night.
White returned from a calf injury and made six of his nine shots. Tyler Johnson also had 12. Luol Deng had 15 points. Goran Dragic chipped in 10.
Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and was 10 of 14 from the field. He made his first four baskets of the night and also had four 3-pointers. James Harden added 21 points. Terrence Jones had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Marcus Thornton had 13 points.
STAR WATCH: Harden headed to the locker room early in the fourth after taking a fall but reportedly was fine. Miami’s Dwyane Wade had six points in 21 minutes of work. Chris Bosh scored nine points for Miami.
INJURY REPORT: Miami’s Chris Andersen was out with an illness. Rockets guard Ty Lawson returned to the lineup after missing the last two games. He had eight points and five assists. Also for Houston: Dwight Howard missed his fifth consecutive game with a sore back. Donatas Motiejunas missed with the same injury. Clint Capela missed Saturday’s game with a sore right shoulder.
UP NEXT: Houston welcomes New Orleans on Monday. Miami travels to Atlanta on Sunday.
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