Dec 8, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Miami Heat small forward Shane Battier (31) during the game against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking: Shane Battier Out Against Magic



Shane Battier will not play tonight for the Miami Heat, according to the Sun Sentinel.  Miami plays the Orlando Magic at 7 p.m. at the Amway Center.

Battier, who usually starts at power forward for the Heat, is inactive with a sore quad. Rashard Lewis will start in his place. Udonis Haslem could see more playing time due to the injury.

Battier is averaging 4.4 points per game this season. He scored 11 points, including hitting three of four three pointers, in the Heat’s loss to the Golden State Warriors Thursday night.

For the Magic, center Nikola Vucevic is out with a sprained left ankle.

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