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Miami Heat dealing with flu breakouts

The Miami Heat continue to win, despite having several key players dealing with the flu.

Mike Ehrmann

Several members of the Miami Heat are currently battling the flu, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Guard Terrel Harris and power forward Udonis Haslem sat out on Monday against the Atlanta Hawks due to the illness. Forward Mike Miller and Harris were unable to practice on Tuesday, while Haslem was healthy enough to return. Haslem's status is unknown for Wednesday's game against the Golden State Warriors.

Previously, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Rashard Lewis dealt with flu-like symptoms, but they did not miss any time. During the 2011 NBA Championship series, James and Wade memorably mocked Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki for struggling with the flu during Game 4.

Without Haslem on Monday, Rashard Lewis started at power forward against the Hawks. With their third-leading rebounder on the sidelines, Miami managed to win, 101-92. Lewis played just under 14 minutes, scored three points and grabbed two rebounds.

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