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Sprained ankle to keep F Wallace out of Nets-Heat game

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Associated Press
11/7/2012 1:15:50 PM
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MIAMI -- Forward Gerald Wallace will not play for the Brooklyn Nets against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night while he continues to recover from a sprained left ankle.

Nets coach Avery Johnson says Wallace' status is day-to-day, and that he'll be evaluated again before Brooklyn visits Orlando on Friday.

Wallace was hurt in the fourth quarter of the Nets' season-opener on Saturday against Toronto. He did not play in Brooklyn's loss to Minnesota on Monday.

Johnson says Wallace is "improving, but not improving at a rate where he could play in games."

Wallace scored 10 points in the opener for the Nets. He's averaged 16.1 points in 26 career appearances against the Heat.

Gerald Wallace (Photo: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

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