Allen in, Andersen out for Game 5


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INDIANAPOLIS РRay Allen will play for the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals  on Wednesday (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). But Chris Andersen will sit his second straight game with a left thigh bruise.

Allen went through his normal pregame shooting routine and then received treatment for a right hip injury suffered late in the third quarter of Monday’s Game 4 victory. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said that the full shooting routine wasn’t necessarily an indication that he would play.

“Ray is going to do that one way or another no matter what,” Spoelstra said. “Nothing is going to stop him from that routine.”

But Allen is good to go. Andersen is not. Rashard Lewis will start his second straight game, with Udonis Haslem backing up Chris Bosh at center.

“It’s mobility,” Spoelstra said of the concern for Andersen. “He doesn’t have much of it right now. It is getting a little bit better, but he doesn’t have a whole lot of mobility.”

8 Comments

  1. okcDoke2014 says:

    I agree JimD54 ! I see it a lot in officiating in NBA

  2. JimD54 says:

    That’s the first time I’ve ever seen Lebron finally get fouls called on him for playing that bully ball.. take away all those super-star calls that he gets every game and he’s no longer the greatest ball player on the planet is he? It’s too bad that the refs won’t call those same bully ball fouls in the next game…..The NBA is something else

  3. okcDoke2014 says:

    Can Pacers win in Miami ???

  4. leborn jaems says:

    talk about home cooking…

  5. okcDoke2014 says:

    Spurs vs. Heat, a team with time to rest

  6. okc2014 says:

    Allen in? Well that’s a win!