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Flu could keep Wade, Bosh, Allen out of Heat lineup Friday night

Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin, left, fouls Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida, February 6, 2013.


A flu bug running through the Miami Heat locker room could sideline forward Dwyane Wade, forward Chris Bosh and guard Ray Allen for Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Miami.

All three players missed the team's morning shootaround, according to the team's Twitter feed.

Allen is not expected to play and Wade and Bosh will be game-time decisions, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

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The flu also kept Bosh out of Wednesday night's game against the Houston Rockets.

While those three players are doubtful, the Clippers are hoping for some good health news. They could get point guard Chris Paul back for the game and possibly Blake Griffin and Chauncy Billups. All three practised Thursday.

A knee injury has sidelined Paul for the Clippers' past nine games. Griffin is bothered by a hamstring injury and missed the last two games. A foot injury has limited Billups to three games this season.

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