MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside did not accompany his team to Toronto for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.READ MORE: CBS4 Investigates: Man Accused Of Killing Ryan Rogers Could Have Faced Two Decades In Prison For Prior Crime
The Heat flew north on Tuesday. Before departing, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Whiteside will remain home to continue getting therapy on his injured right knee.
Whiteside did not play in Game 4 of the Heat-Raptors series on Monday. He sprained the medial collateral ligament in the knee while taking an awkward fall in Game 3.READ MORE: Glenneisha Darkins Perseveres During Art Week Despite Challenges
The Heat still plan to list him as day-to-day going forward. Game 6 of the series is Friday in Miami.
Miami and Toronto have split the first four games of the series.MORE NEWS: New Warning For Parents Regarding Omicron COVID-19 Variant
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