Hassan Whiteside.

Hassan Whiteside will not be back for the Miami Heat in huge game seven

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The Miami Heat face a crucial game seven with the Toronto Raptors tomorrow and know anything but a win will bring an end their season.

The series against the Canadian franchise has been packed full of twists and turns as both teams have gained and then surrendered their advantages.

Injuries have played a big role in shaping the outcome as the Heat are currently without three of their players in Hassan Whiteside, Amar'e Stoudamire and Udonis Haslem while the Toronto Raptors are missing Jonas Valanciunas.

Whiteside has not played since his knee injury in game three and there is no chance of him returning for the biggest game of Miami's season on Sunday afternoon.

As per the Sun Sentinel, he said : "I can't really put a measurement on it. I don't have a time period for you. I'm just getting better."

The center was a big part of Miami's game plan for overcoming Toronto and the franchise have had to adapt to losing their primary rebounder and rim protector.

With their future on the line in game six, head coach Erik Spoelstra made a big change to the team and started Justice Winslow at the five spot. It paid dividends as the Heat won to keep themselves alive.

Miami Heat v Toronto Raptors - Game Two

Southeast Division
Eastern Conference
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Atlantic Division
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Dwyane Wade
Hassan Whiteside

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