The Heat will be without Shane Battier for an undetermined time with a sprained MCL. Teammate LeBron James first alerted the media to Battier's status at a Monday session.
Battier was injured when teammate Udonis Haslem was knocked backwards into his knee while taking a charge from the Cavs' Alonzo Gee.
Battier immediately grabbed his knee, left the game and did not return. He followed with a Twitter update:
Battier has been an effective passer, defender and three-point shooter
, hitting 45.8 percent from behind the arc for the Heat. His absence could mean more playing time for Rashard Lewis, who has struggled in his first season in Miami