Suns vs. Heat: Miami visits Phoenix without Wade, possibly LeBron as well

Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

The Phoenix Suns will face a Miami Heat team lacking Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James may also be on the sidelines.

The Phoenix Suns came up short on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers, and a day later they face the Miami Heat at home. That's not as much of a challenge as it could be, though, because the Heat will be missing Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James may sit out the game as well. Wade has a sprained left foot, while James is suffering an illness. Whether or not LeBron plays will be a gametime decision.

The Suns have allowed at least 100 points in seven of their last eight games. It was a spotty defense that allowed the Lakers to get away with one, despite efforts from Goran Dragic (22 points) and Luis Scola (18). They might have better luck on Saturday; the last time they beat the heat at home was in January of 2007 in a game that also saw Wade on the sideline.

Game Time: 7 p.m. MST
Television Coverage: FAHD, SUN
Odds: Miami favored by 5.5 points

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