Mario Chalmers PG MIA 1 Month

Mario Chalmers had his own film session at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.

"This is one of the toughest challenges I've ever been through," Chalmers said of his struggles in the NBA Finals. Coach Erik Spoelstra added the team has to trust Chalmers while his teams have been sending him text messages. Despite his struggles, Chalmers will almost certainly get another start in Game 4 on Thursday.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 1 Month

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is committed to his typical PG rotation with starter Mario Chalmers backed up by Norris Cole, despite their struggles vs. the Spurs in the Finals.

Chalmers said that he's "still at the drawing board" after his third straight sub-par performance on Tuesday, in which he scored two points on 0-of-5 shooting with four assists and three turnovers in 22 minutes. "As far as point guard play, we'll stick with those guys, and clearly, they're important to us," said Spoelstra. Miami's point guards have been thoroughly outplayed but the team doesn't have many alternatives -- LeBron James and Dwyane Wade already handle the ball on a significant number of possessions, and Toney Douglas is the only other PG-ready player on their roster.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 1 Month

Mario Chalmers said following Game 2 on Sunday that he doesn't remember elbowing Tony Parker.

He was driving to the basket and clearly gave Parker an elbow to the chest, forcing the refs to call a Flagrant 1. Parker missed both free throw attempts, so it wasn't too costly for the Heat. However, Chalmers could receive a fine from the league.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 1 Month

Mario Chalmers hasn't scored double-digit points in a game since May 8, and he admitted on Saturday that he must "figure out a way to be effective."

Chalmers racked up five fouls and five turnovers in 17 minutes during Game 1 of the Finals, after which he was at a loss for answers. "I'm just dealing with different things, trying to fight through it as much as I can," Chalmers said. "Nothing injury-wise, nothing personal, just trying to figure out where I fit in." The Heat can't be pleased to hear their starting PG question where he fits in during the NBA Finals, and he may be kept on a short leash in Game 2.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 2 Months

Mario Chalmers came out flat in Thursday's loss to the Spurs in Game 1, playing 17 minutes for three points, one rebound, one assist, three steals, one 3-pointer and five turnovers.

He committed five fouls and looked like he hasn't played basketball in weeks. Chalmers allowed way too much penetration on defense and coach Erik Spoelstra gave Norris Cole 29 minutes off the bench. Cole had two points and five assists, so he didn't have a terrific showing either.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 2 Months

Mario Chalmers finished with six points, two boards, five assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer on 2-of-9 shooting vs. the Pacers on Sunday.

He committed a horrible foul on C.J. Watson and will likely be getting a call from the league office. Chalmers was charged with a flagrant 1, and most signs point to him being in the lineup for Game 2 despite shoving Watson in the back. Although, Super Nintendo Chalmers will have to hit the reset button due to sub-par play on both ends of the floor.

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Mario Chalmers (knee) played 30 minutes vs. the Bobcats on Wednesday with 11 points, two boards, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

He shot 3-of-3 to open the game, then missed his last four shots. Chalmers was a game-time call tonight due to a leg bruise, but it didn't seem like an issue. He was active on both ends of the court and is unlikely to be a game-time call again on Saturday.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 3 Months

Mario Chalmers (knee) will play against the Bobcats for Wednesday's Game 2 vs. the Bobcats.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 3 Months

Mario Chalmers (bruised knee) participated in the walkthrough portion of Wednesday's shootaround and he remains a game-time decision for Game 2.

"We're trying to keep him off his feet as much as possible," said coach Erik Spoelstra. He played through the injury during Game 1, finishing with seven points in 25 minutes, but if he can't suit up the Heat will deploy either Norris Cole or Toney Douglas as a fill-in starting PG.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 3 Months

Mario Chalmers (bruised knee) was limited during Tuesday's practice and he's questionable to play in Game 2 vs. the Bobcats on Wednesday.

He injured himself in the first quarter of Sunday's Game 1 matchup vs. the Bobcats but continued to play through the injury, and coach Erik Spoelstra said that Chalmers "did make progress from [Monday]." If he's forced to sit out the Heat could start Norris Cole at PG, but Spoelstra has shown a preference to keep his second unit intact this season, so Toney Douglas could also get the start. We should have a more definitive update following Wednesday's shootaround.