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Bosh out, Wade questionable as Miami tries to stop skid

Miami Heat v Denver Nuggets

DENVER - JANUARY 13: Chris Bosh #1 and Dwayne Wade #3 of the Miami Heat stand for the National Anthem against the Denver Nuggets on January 13, 2011 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chris Bosh;Dwayne Wade

Garrett Ellwood

The Heat are now on a four game losing streak, and the easy answer is injury, which has kept at least one of the Triad out since their first loss of this streak against the... ahem... Clippers. And against Toronto in Miami this evening, it would appear they’re going to be short at least one more, and possibly two.

Our own Ira Winderman reports that Chris Bosh will miss tonight’s game as he continues to heal a tweaked ankle, and more importantly, Dwyane Wade is questionable as he is “under the weather” with an illness.

Without those two, the Heat’s chances of victory significantly drop, although it’s not like James isn’t used to having to throw a team of misfits on his back. He’s got a pretty good record of victory in that scenario, too, as long as it’s not Boston he’s facing. And Toronto is not Boston.

Oddly, today also marks the anniversary of Kobe Bryant dropping 81 on the Raptors. But without two of his elite teammates, the odds of James pulling off something spectacular, even against woeful Toronto are slim.