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Bobcats will be without C Al Jefferson; Allen and Haslem will sit out for Heat

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    Boston Celtics small forward Gerald Wallace, top left, has his shot blocked going up against Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson, right, and guard Kemba Walker (15) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The Bobcats won 89-83. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (The Associated Press)

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    Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (25) shoots as Boston Celtics power forward Brandon Bass defends in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (The Associated Press)

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    Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson, left, fights for position on a rebound with Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (The Associated Press)

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    Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson, left, drives to the hoop against Boston Celtics power forward Brandon Bass in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The Bobcats won 89-83. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (The Associated Press)

Bobcats coach Steve Clifford says center Al Jefferson will miss his second straight game — and seventh this season — with a sore ankle Saturday night against the Miami Heat.

Bismack Biyombo will start at center for Charlotte (5-4).

Biyombo averages 3.7 points per game, a significant drop-off from the 15 points per game the veteran Jefferson is averaging this season.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says guard Ray Allen (cold) and forward Udonis Haslem (back spasms) will not play.

The Heat will also be without Mario Chalmers, who is suspended for one game after being ejected from Miami's 110-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.