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Wade, Allen, Oden, Chalmers all out for Heat Friday vs. Pistons

Mar 28, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT

Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Four

Is this the Miami Heat’s Los Angeles Lakers imitation?

The Miami Heat will be without three starters — Dwyane Wade, Greg Oden and Mario Chalmers — plus sixth man Ray Allen for Friday night’s game in Detroit, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

So if LeBron James didn’t think he was already carrying enough load…

Wade is out after suffering a hamstring injury late in Miami’s loss to Indiana Wednesday night. Wade tried to race to get back on defense and during the sprint down the court you could see him pull up then grab his hamstring. He asked out of the game and did not return.

Oden is suffering back spasms. Allen is still battling the flu that caused him to miss the game against the Pacers. Chalmers has a quadricep injury.

The Heat are now three games back of the Pacers for the best record in the East, a gap they are not likely to close. With that, expect coach Erik Spoelstra to rest a lot of guys down the stretch, trying to get them healthy for the playoffs.

  1. cantonbound13 - Mar 28, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Wade’s done! Riley will screw up & give him a max deal. After all, he is “family”. Ask Stan & Mike Miller about that.

    • miamatt - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:28 PM

      They see me trollin’
      They hatin’…

      • fanofthegame79 - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:08 PM

        Tryin’ to catch me writin’ dirty

    • jimeejohnson - Mar 28, 2014 at 9:17 PM

      You’re a consistent peabrain loser. Enjoy!

      • cantonbound13 - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

        What a limited vocabulary you have. Every comment is the same. How boring can you be?

      • ranfan12 - Mar 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM

        The themes of your comments are the same. So at least you both have something in common.

  2. savvybynature - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    As crazy as it sounds, Lebron should go to San Antonio where they know better than to play their stars into the ground during the regular season, and where James wouldn’t have to carry them all year because Pop’s system allows the team to be competitive even when the stars rest.
    Never happen of course, too small of a market and none of his buddies play there, but it’d be smart if he really wants to have a long career and maximize his legacy.

  3. indyzown - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Lol… Indiana put the beat down on Miami. . They can’t hold up in a 7 game series with the pacers. The heat have lost there mojo don’t be surprised if they drop this game to the pistons. .. & they will act like the game doesn’t matter.. The heat are going into tank mode…

    • miamatt - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:29 PM

      Please. The onus is on Indiana to prove they can do it in a 7 game series, not the other way around.

      You are smart to get your trash talking in now, while you still can.

  4. rodge1 - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    I remember when the Heat ‘couldn’t play well together’ 3 years ago, then they went to the Finals. Then in 2 years ago the Heat ‘would lose to any Western Conference team’, only to easily win the Finals. Then last year it was that the ‘Knicks were better than the Heat’ (my personal favorite), just to win the Finals again. This year is no different. Different year, same jealous little haters.

    • cantonbound13 - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM

      You don’t seem to remember how lucky you are that Harden & Parker were playing hurt in those series.

  5. jzone954 - Mar 28, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    Same ol tune for a pacers fan to yap during the regular season. Hey big props to the Pacers, I like there squad and I line there coach. And then there canton bound…. We all can’t wait to hear how the “refs and the league have it in for Phil Jackson”
    With that being said. BEAT THE MIAMI in a 7 game series because you HAVENT….until then ( guy from the Allstate commercials) SILENCE

    We are In fact chasing the third in a row fellas .

  6. jzone954 - Mar 28, 2014 at 8:04 PM


  7. indyzown - Mar 28, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    I’m not sure the heat will even make the Eastern Conference finals. there done it’s over .. The run is over hello bottom dwelling for the next decade.. LeBron is leaving in free agency !!!!!

  8. eugenesaxe1 - Mar 28, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    I wouldn’t exactly call Oden a starter or bemoan his absence.

  9. clevelandschronic2 - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    There is no way lebron resigns with the heat if they give dwade and bosh max $!!! If lebron does resign with them they may never win another title. The wont be able to build a team with all the salary committed to those 3 so like i said lebron is gone if he seriously wants to win another couple championships to be considered an all time great.

  10. clevelandschronic2 - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Dwade is breaking down in front of our eyes(jus like kobe) and the heat wont win the title this year.

    • antistratfordian - Mar 29, 2014 at 2:23 PM

      Well, they really don’t even need Wade to win the title.

  11. cosme27 - Mar 29, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    And wade wasn’t?

  12. fanofthegame79 - Mar 29, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    That’s ok, they were playing the Pistons. Besides, LeBron went and messed around and got a triple double in three quarters of play.

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