Advertisement

 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says Mario Chalmers will start Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats.
However, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen will sit out because of injuries.
Chalmers, who has missed the last three games with a sprained ankle, did participate in the team's Friday morning shoot-around.
The Heat can afford to rest most of their stars after locking up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
This will be the third straight game James and Wade have missed. James is battling tightness in his right hamstring, while Wade is nursing several minor injuries in his leg.
Allen is out after tweaking his right ankle when he fell over a cameraman during the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Knicks.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail NBA Rookie of the Year Pick An intriguing NBA rookie class features one deemed “superstar” in Ben Simmons. Will he be the runaway winner of the Rookie of the Yearin the 2016-17 NBA Season?
Thumbnail Durant has theraputic Olympics The biggest free agent of the 2016 offseason is ready to join his new team as Kevin Duranthad a successful experience at the 2016 Rio...
Thumbnail GS favored as schedule released The NBA released the 2016-17 schedule earlier this week. Here is a look at the latest odds to win the NBA Finals.
Thumbnail Dallas brings in ex-Warrior to join icon When Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki opted out of his contract on June 21, it felt like a slight roadblock to an inevitable reunion between both sides. Little...
Thumbnail Tim Duncan retires The San Antonio Spurs lost their franchise player on Monday, as Tim Duncan elected to retire after an amazing 19-year...
More inNBA Articles  
Advertisement

NBA Team Pages