LeBron James and coach Erik Spoelstra acknowledged an ongoing ankle issue briefly took James off the court in the first quarter of Game 4.
The ankle issues doesn't seem to be affecting James as he is averaging 27.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 3.75 assists during the finals and is about the only Heat player who has consistently shown up.ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender