LeBron James out vs. Celtics

Updated: March 19, 2014, 7:27 PM ET
By Michael Wallace | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- Miami Heat forward LeBron James will sit out Wednesday night's game against the Boston Celtics as a precaution with back spasms.

James' third absence of the season comes a day after he scored 43 points in 42 minutes during the Heat's 100-96 victory in Cleveland on Tuesday. James had been dealing with varying levels of soreness in his back throughout the season, but the latest episode didn't appear to be serious.

The Heat are playing a stretch of four games over five nights ...

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