The nationally televised marquee matchup between the Heat and Clippers might be a showcase for reserve players.
A total of six key players from the Heat and Clippers are questionable for the game and their playing status will be game-time decisions. And that list doesn't include Ray Allen, who is out with the flu, according to LeBron James. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Allen was most likely out.
Allen, along with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, did attend the Heat's shootaround on Friday morning. Bosh missed Wednesday's game against the Rockets with the flu.
For the Clippers, Blake Griffin (hamstring), Chris Paul (knee), Jamal Crawford (shoulder) and Chauncey Billups (foot) are also questionable.
In other news, Chris Andersen signed with the Heat for the remainder of the season on Wednesday morning.