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Big 3 to play Friday for Miami

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - The Miami Heat will have the Big 3 of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh back in the lineup for Friday's game against Boston.

All three missed Wednesday's game against Washington and have not been on the floor together since March 29 against New Orleans -- two days after the team's 27-game winning streak ended in Chicago.

James has missed four of the team's last six games to rest an ailing hamstring. He played last Saturday against Philadelphia and again on Tuesday against Milwaukee before sitting out Wednesday.

"I need to be at full strength by next weekend (for the start of the playoffs)," said James on Friday. "That's the only thing I'm concerned about."

Wade, meanwhile, has missed six games because of an ankle injury.

"I'm excited to play basketball," said Wade after Friday's shootaround. "It's time I get back on the court."

Bosh has missed the past three games with a knee issue and illness.

The Heat, who have already wrapped up home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs, will play Friday without Udonis Haslem and Shane Battier.

04/12 14:33:41 ET

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