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- Dwyane Wade is out with a foot sprain, the Heat announced.
- LeBron James is battling an illness but is expected to try to play. Mike Miller is listed as the Heat’s starting off guard. Mario Chalmers has a triceps strain but also is expected to play.
- The Suns (4-6) are healthy. They lost Friday night to the Lakers in Los Angeles.
- The Heat (7-3) are finishing a 6-game trip, in which they are 3-2. They downed the Nuggets in Denver Thursday night, in what coach Erik Spoelstra called “a character win. We found a way.”
- The Heat’s Udonis Haslem is eight rebounds away from taking the franchise lead in rebounding over Alonzo Mourning. He would become the first-ever undrafted player to lead a franchise in rebounding.
– Mike Tulumello