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The Miami Heat are bracing to be short-handed again when visiting the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he does not anticipate that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers and Ray Allen will play against the Bobcats. James has a hamstring strain and Wade, Chalmers and Allen are dealing with ankle issues.
James, Wade and Chalmers were held out of Miami's past two games. Allen was injured when he tripped over a courtside cameraman in Tuesday's loss to the New York Knicks.
All four players will be evaluated again Friday before any final decisions are made on the rotation for Friday.
Miami has the NBA's best record, 58-16. Charlotte, at 18-57, owns the league's worst mark this season.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Miami Heat say LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen won't play Friday night against the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats, but that Mario Chalmers has been upgraded to a game-time decision.
Chalmers participated in the team's Friday morning shoot-around practice.
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The Heat are having no trouble whatsoever while LeBron and Dwyane Wade are taking a little time for themselves. The 2-0 Heat during this time are faring quite well and as you can see the dynamic duo are enjoying every second of it. That-a-boy Mike Miller.
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The Miami Heat won't have LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen against the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
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Bravo Melo! Dropping 50 points against any team is an elite and celebratory feat. Critics may want to belittle it because LeBron James nor Dwyane Wade played, but I loved it even more for that exact reason. The sight of James and Wade looking helpless and pissed while Melo went on a shooting spree, on their court...
Moroccan style theme for LeBron and his lady.
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Carmelo Anthony was on fire Tuesday night as he scored 50 points in stylish fashion, while leading the Knicks to their 9th win in a row a 102-90 past the Heat. As LeBron James didn’t play due to a strained right hamstring, I’m sure many will question how much stock this performance holds when talking about this match-ups come playoff time. Either way it was fun to watch.
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