Miami Heat have lost their last game against the Toronto Raptors. However, that might have gained a lot more from the loss as they once again showed how great their team chemistry is. The Heat forward Udonis Haslem praised the effort of Hassan Whiteside, who played very well in the game despite being injured.

With everything he’s going through, all the teammates are proud of him because it’s not easy playing with that hand,” Goran Dragic said. “He was our best player out there. I wish we could have won this game for him.” Other Heat players also commented about Whiteside, having nothing but words of praise for the 27-year old big man.

Josh Richardson said that everyone is proud of him and the team head coach Erik Spoelstra added that Whiteside's performance was inspiring.

Hassan Whiteside gave his maximum effort

Whiteside played really good as he scored 16 points and 14 rebounds against the Raptors. Was injured and he received 13 stitches on it but didn't stop him from playing while contributing to the team. As a matter of fact, the 7-foot center was the best Miami Heat player in that game.

Hassan Whiteside knows how important it is for the Miami Heat to make the playoffs, and he didn't want to miss this game. With only ten games left in the season, the Heat will need every player that can play to qualify for the playoffs. “I wanted this,” Whiteside said.

“I don’t want to look back and be like, ‘Damn, I wish I would have played. We would have been in the playoffs right now.’"

Whiteside suffered another injury

Miami Heat, however, might not have Whiteside for their next game, which they play in Boston since he suffered another injury in the Raptors game. Whiteside twisted his ankle in the fourth quarter of the game, and he might have to sit out the next one.

However, it has become clear that Hassan Whiteside wanted to play and wanted to help his team win games. He has been one of the best Miami Heat lately, and if it weren't for him, the Heat wouldn't be as successful as they are right now.