By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Nov 11, 2012 05:52 PM EST
With LeBron James ailing and the possibility of Dwayne Wade being out of action, the Memphis Grizzlies (4-1) may have there best chance at upsetting the Miami Heat (5-1). Both the Heat and the Grizzlies are currently two of the hottest teams in the NBA with each bringing four straight wins into the matchup.
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For Miami, Wade is said to be day-to-day while he recovers from an illness that sidelined him in the team's 95-89 Friday victory versus the Atlanta Hawks.
LeBron James may also be a concern for Miami, but is still expected to take the court for Sunday night's game. He had banged knees with the Hawks' Josh Smith in the first half of the matchup. Despite not being at 100 percent, the reigning MVP did put up 21 points, which included the winning jump shot with 13.6 seconds left in regulation.
According to Yahoo, King James spoke about his injury and his intentions on playing against Memphis.
"It's a little sore right now. I knew I would get through it. It would take a lot for me not to go back out there with my teammates," he said.
Ironically, Rudy Gay of the Grizzlies also hurt his knee when his team faced off against the Los Angeles Clippers in the season opener. However, Gay seems to be all healed up after playing a large part in Memphis' 93-85 win over the Houston Rockets. Equally impressive, Zach Randolph put up his fifth double-double in five games and also had 15 points and 14 rebounds in the matchup.
While Miami boasts one of the league's most impressive offenses, the Grizzlies have been one of the most dominant teams defensively as they're averaging 44.8 rebounds per game. While their offense is shooting 42.9 percent, Memphis is still putting up 100.0 ppg on average.
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