Tobias Harris

Whiteside's buzzer-beating tip-in lifts Heat past Pistons

Hassan Whiteside used his good hand to push the Miami Heat closer to a most unlikely playoff berth Tuesday night.

Whiteside tipped in a shot with his left hand as time expired to lift the Heat over the Detroit Pistons 97-96.

Whiteside, playing with a thick bandage on his right hand to protect 13 stitches he got a week ago, tipped in Goran Dragic's miss after a wild final play over the game's final 11.3 seconds. James Johnson took the initial shot for Miami, Dragic muscled the rebound off the rim and Whiteside elevated over Andre Drummond for the winning tip.

"I was like, 'Whatever happens, I'm going to chase this rebound,'" Whiteside said. "I just tried...

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