Heat center Hassan Whiteside sits in fourth, leaves bench early

Heat center Hassan Whiteside sits in fourth, leaves bench early
There was a noticeable hole on the Heat bench in the closing seconds of Tuesday night's loss to the Magic. It was about 7-foot, 265 pounds. Center Hassan Whiteside abruptly left the bench and went to the locker room by himself with less than a minute to go in Miami's 105-90 home loss to Orlando, one that put the Heat's record at 9-14 for the season. Asked after the game about what happened, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said he had yet to receive an explanation from Whiteside. "Probably extremely upset like we all are," said Spoelstra, whose Heat shot 41.8 percent from the field and 40 percent (2 of 5) from the free throw line. Dwyane Wade told reporters that Whiteside said he left the bench because he had to go to the bathroom. The center wasn't made available to the media after the game and instead was reportedly practicing his shooting. Whiteside had 10 points and six rebounds in the first quarter, but had just two points and...