Will they or won’t they?
With two-thirds of the Miami Heat’s trio of superstars sidelined by injuries during the team’s last game on Thursday, the biggest question going into Saturday nights 7:30 p.m. tipoff against the New Jersey Nets is whether LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will play?
Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra could decide to rest the dynamic duo for the second consecutive game considering how well the team responded in their last outing, a triple-overtime victory against the Atlanta Hawks.
In that game the other Heat star, Chris Bosh, led the team with 33 points and 14 rebounds, not to mention a clutch 3-pointer at the end of regulation.
Starting point guard Mario Chalmers also impressed in one of his best ever games with the team. Chalmers scored 29 points and directed the offense during stretches where the game threatened to get out of hand.
Whoever suits up for the game, the Heat (7-1) will be expected to handle the lowly Nets (2-6), although the team did win its last game against Toronto on Friday night.
The Heat hasn’t lost to the Nets since March 2009. During the seven-game winning streak, Miami has held the Nets to an average of less than 86 points a game.