The Miami Heat will be without two of its best offensive weapons Wednesday night when it hosts one of the league’s most potent teams the Houston Rockets.
Forward Kelly Olynyk and guard Wayne Ellington, who ranks fifth in the NBA in three-pointers made, were both ruled out with shoulder injuries. Olynyk, 26, strained his left shoulder fighting through a screen in Monday’s loss to the Magic. Ellington, 30, tweaked his right shoulder fighting through a screen as well.
Coach Erik Spoelstra said Ellington went through treatment Wednesday with the hope of playing, but the pain and lack of “full mobility” hampered him.
Olynyk, Ellington and forward Josh Richardson are the only three players on the team who have played in all 54 regular season games thus far this season. Olynyk and Ellington are each averaging 11 points per game.
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There was some good news: forward Justise Winslow, who left Tuesday’s practice with a stomach ailment and missed Wednesday’s shootaround for the same reason, will play Wednesday against the Rockets.