Trail Blazers' Deandre Ayton suffers hand sprain vs. Heat

Deandre Ayton, Kevin Love shaken up after collision (1:14)

Deandre Ayton and Kevin Love are both slow to get up after colliding into each other. (1:14)

Portland Trail Blazers center Deandre Ayton exited Tuesday night's 106-96 home loss to the Miami Heat because of a sprained right hand.

Coach Chauncey Billups said that X-rays on Ayton's hand came back negative after he was involved in a collision with Miami's Kevin Love late in the first quarter and fell hard to the floor.

"I think there will be some further testing because he was in quite a bit of pain," Billups added. "I thought [Ayton] dominated that first half. Offensively, defensively, he dominated the game."

Ayton ended up playing 19 minutes in the first half but didn't return to the court for the beginning of the third quarter, with Duop Reath starting in his place. The Trail Blazers ruled Ayton out late in the third.

Ayton had 12 points and 10 rebounds before departing, finishing with his third straight double-double and fifth in six games.

Information from Field Level Media and The Associated Press was used in this report.