The Miami Heat head into Monday night's matchup at the Atlanta Hawks with four wins in their past five games, including a historic night for coach Erik Spoelstra in Saturday's 90-85 home triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Johnson finished Saturday with 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 turnover for 7.1 FanDuel points.
It is not a fun time to be a fan of the Atlanta Hawks. He has averaged 16.8 points his last four games, hitting 13 of 22 from 3-point range and shooting 54.8 percent overall in that span.
The Hawks, who have the worst record in the National Basketball Association, have been off since a 96-94 loss to the Grizzlies in Memphis on Friday. Whiteside, who has not played since the Heat's loss in Cleveland on November 28, has missed a career-high 16 games overall.
Kent Bazemore scored 19 points, while Dennis Schroder had 18 points and 11 assists as the Hawks lost their fourth straight. The group has played together in five games this season averaging 8.2 points in 4.5 minutes.
Whiteside, averaging 14.9 points and 12.7 rebounds per game, missed five games after first hurting the knee in the Heat's season opener at Orlando and then injured it again on November 22 against the Celtics.
In an wonderful bit of serendipity during tonight's Heat-Hawks game, the camera caught a woman profusely puking behind the bench during a timeout late in the fourth quarter.
The Heat won 104-93 over the Hawks on October 23 without Whiteside.
Additionally, Miami have solved their offensive issues without Whiteside by going outside-in with Olynyk, who can also stretch defenses on the perimeter.