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JRich, Winslow out for Heat trip

The Miami Heat need just about every game from here out…. and would seem to need every key player.

They won’t have two of the Kids for the next two games, however.

Neither Josh Richardson (heel) nor Justise Winslow (thigh) traveled to New York for the opening contest of a short trip that finishes in Boston.

That means Goran Dragic will continue to start at point guard, with Derrick Jones Jr. also likely taking a spot in the lineup. It also means that the Heat will rely heavily on Dwyane Wade and Dion Waiters to provide offense.

That should be enough against New York.

Against the Celtics, who are trying to grab a homecourt seed in the East?

We’ll see.

Goran, Luka and the Slovenians that Didn’t Stop

Goran Dragic played his best game of the season Thursday, filling in as a starter for Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson and recording a triple-double in a needed win for the Miami Heat against the Dallas Mavericks.

But neither he, nor certain Rookie of the Year forward Luka Doncic on the other squad, were the Slovenian stars of the occasion.

No, those were the fans, who gathered at Bayside, started chanting from all sides of AmericanAirlines Arena prior to tipoff, and never stopped. Not even when the game did.

This was the scene 20 minutes after the final buzzer:

And eventually, after showering and speaking to the media, Dragic came out of the locker room to lead more chants.

Hey, can they stick around for the rest of the Heat’s playoff chase?