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Heat’s LeBron James, Dwyane Wade both out Thursday

Jan 5, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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And the Big 3 are down to one tonight.

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are both going to sit out Thursday night’s Heat game against the Hawks, reports Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.

We’re weighing everything, the schedule ahead, rest, how much treatment we can do and what the recovery time will be,” coach Erik Spoelstra said of Thursday’s decision. “Thankfully these aren’t debilitating injuries and they should be something we can take care of relatively sooner rather than later.”

Shane Battier and James Jones will get the start.

Wade missed the Heat’s game Wednesday against the Pacers due to a bruised left foot suffered against the Bobcats last week. The Heat decided to rest it rather than have it become a lingering issue.

In the third quarter of Wednesday’s Pacers game LeBron James rolled his ankle when on a fast break he inadvertently stepped on the foot of Paul George. He played another seven minutes in that game but said later it depended on how it felt the next day.

An hour before the game LeBron went out for shoot around and tried some shots and cuts, but seemed to move a little gingerly, according to reports.

The Hawks beat a fully-loaded Heat team earlier in the week.

  1. glink123 - Jan 5, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    p u s s i e s.

    • edweird0 - Jan 5, 2012 at 8:36 PM

      You’re an idiot.

    • blueintown - Jan 5, 2012 at 9:16 PM

      …and, most likely, a p u s s y.

  2. jerseyfinatic - Jan 5, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    I think Kurt is butt hurt that LeChoke isn’t playing. Boo hoo.

    • tebow4lyf - Jan 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM

      who do you go for jersey finatic?

  3. soxpatsbscelts - Jan 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM


  4. norcal031 - Jan 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Charles, Reggie, and Ivan Johnson!!!?? Have made this game watchable. Barkley should do more games.

  5. jmore501 - Jan 6, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    Great win tonight! Hope our guys get well soon n get a streak going!!

  6. tajhman34as - Jan 6, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    We didnt hav a complete Big Three but we still came out with the win Sir Charles and Reggie made it way better.

  7. tajhman34as - Jan 6, 2012 at 7:55 PM


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