Marc Weinreich
Tuesday December 17th, 2013

The Heat lost to the Pacers last week, and after Wednesday's game they won't see each other again until the end of March. (Christopher Trotman/Getty Images) The Heat are two games back of the Pacers for the best record in the East. (Christopher Trotman/Getty Images)

LeBron James may not get the chance to play against conference rival Indiana when the Heat host the Pacers on Wednesday night.

James tweaked his left ankle in Monday's 23-point blowout win against the Utah Jazz. He said he knew right away that he would be day-to-day, and he stopped short of saying he will definitely play Wednesday, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinal.

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"I turned my ankle and it will be sore in the morning, I know. I've been here before. I'm day-to-day and we'll see what happens. I know in the morning it'll be pretty sore."

Asked if he would play Wednesday, he said, "We're gonna see. We're gonna see."

The reigning MVP rolled his ankle while making a move around Brandon Rush and left the game with about a minute remaining in the third quarter after slamming his hand on the court. He returned to play with seven minutes left in the fourth.

James and the Heat lost to the Pacers last week and will see each other again in late March and a final time in April, about a week before the playoffs begin. The Heat are currently 18-6, second to the Pacers (20-4) in the Eastern Conference. SI WIRE: Carmelo Anthony on Mike Woodson: ‘As far as I’m concerned, he’s secure right now’

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