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Bobcats' Al Jefferson in starting lineup for Game 2 against Heat despite left foot injury

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MIAMI — Al Jefferson is in Charlotte's starting lineup for Game 2 of the Bobcats' Eastern Conference first-round series against the Miami Heat.

PHOTO: Charlotte Bobcats' Al Jefferson (25) takes a pass from a teammate over Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem (40) during the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 99-88. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Charlotte Bobcats' Al Jefferson (25) takes a pass from a teammate over Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem (40) during the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 99-88. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Jefferson strained the plantar fascia in his left foot in the Bobcats' opening-game loss Sunday, and was put in a walking boot after that game to keep pressure off the sore area.

Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said the team will monitor Jefferson — Charlotte's leading scorer and rebounder — closely once the game begins.

Miami went with its same starting lineup as from Game 1. Point guard Mario Chalmers was a game-time decision because of a bruised shin that kept him out of practice Tuesday.

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