There was a time in his career when Hassan Whiteside might not have reacted so well to a frustrating night.
But when Whiteside was whistled for a technical foul, the 7-footer channeled his anger and sparked the Miami Heat to a crucial 112-99 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.
He got plenty of help from his teammates, too.
Goran Dragic scored 33 points, and the Heat made a franchise-record 21 3-pointers — six of those by James Johnson — to pull back into a tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Miami controls its own playoff destiny since it holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over Indiana for the final spot.
Johnson was 6 of 7 from...