Posted by Royce Young
UPDATE: LeBron has been ruled out for tonight's game. Brian Windhorst tweeted that if this were the playoffs, he'd play but will sit because it's just January.
LeBron James has missed one game already with a sprained left ankle and it's looking like he'll miss another.
LeBron didn't partake in the Heat's shootaround this morning and coach Erik Spoelstra listed him as "doubtful," although there's still a chance he could go.
We saw what happened to the Heat without LeBron as the Nuggets completely blasted Miami Thursday. There may have been more to it other than just missing James though as that game came as the second of a back-to-back in which the Heat had a good long flight from Los Angeles to Denver. So they may have been worn out as well as missing their best player.
Reserve James Jones started in LeBron's place last time so it'd be assumed that would be the case again tonight if LeBron can't go.