Hassan Whiteside now dealing with injuries to hand and ankle

Hassan Whiteside played with one injury Thursday night but left with another.

The Heat center had 16 points and 14 rebounds in a 101-84 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Miami, two nights after needing 13 stitches to seal a cut to his right hand.

The NBA's leading rebounder needed padding and bandages to protect the injury. He seemed a bit limited -- his first two shots were rather gentle dunks, not his usual make-the-backboard-shake variety.

Then his injury situation got worse: Whiteside sprained his left ankle late in the game.

He called that injury more of the annoying type. The Heat say it's too early to tell if he'll be able to play Sunday against the Boston Celtics.

The fact that Whiteside even suited up against the Raptors was impressive, his team noted afterward.

"Very inspiring, just to see him out there battling," Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Whiteside had a bag over his cut hand, two ice packs on his knees and a wrap on his newly injured ankle as he sat at his locker postgame following the loss.

"No one's going to feel sorry for me," he said.

Neither team moved in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Toronto (43-29) remained in the No. 4 spot, pulling within a half-game of No. 3 Washington. Miami (35-37) stayed No. 8, now just a game ahead of No. 9 Chicago and No. 10 Detroit.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.