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Atlanta Hawks Vs. Miami Heat: Chris Bosh Doubtful With Ankle Injury, Tuesday; LeBron James and Dwyane Wade Held Out Of Practice

The Miami Heat's big three will probably be down to a big two.  The Sun-Sentinel reports that Miami forward Chris Bosh will likely miss Tuesday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks because of a left ankle injury.  

But Bosh wasn't the only one who was held out of practice on Martin Luther King Day.  LeBron James did not practice due to a nagging ankle injury and Dwyane Wade sat out with a knee injury. Both players are expected to suit up against the Hawks tomorrow at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

Bosh sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of Saturday in the Heat's 99-96 loss the Chicago Bulls.  An MRI on the ankle came back negative, but coach Doogie Howser Erik Spoelstra may choose to rest the Miami power forward and let the injury heal.  The Heat play just two games over its next nine days.

Should Bosh not answer the bell in South Beach, reserve Juwan Howard should get the start for Miami.  Joel Anthony may also see time at the four for the Heat.

Atlanta looks to beat Miami for the first time this season. They are coming of an embarrassing 100-98 near-loss to the lowly Sacramento Kings on Monday.

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