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Miami may have to play without their biggest star on Saturday night in Portland.

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It looks as though LeBron James might be human after all. James injured his right groin Friday night in a 108-103 OT loss to the Sacramento Kings and is considering missing Saturday night's headline matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a report from USA Today's Sam Amick.

James strained his groin in the second quarter against the Kings but managed to finish the game, playing the entirety of the second half.

The Heat star isn't known for sitting out games due to injury -- in fact, he's played in no less than 91 percent of all available regular season games each season since he entered the NBA in 2003.

Saturday night's matchup with the Blazers has been talked about for weeks as the reigning NBA Champions travel to the Rose City to take on the team with the NBA's best record.

If LeBron can't make the court, Miami will have to rely on Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen to make up for the absence of the league's best player. The Heat rested Wade against the Kings Friday night in an effort to save the aging star's knees during back-to-back games.

James said he would announce whether or not he will be playing close to tip in Portland. Not all hope is lost for Miami if he can't make the floor: The Heat's top four lineups in minutes that do not include James all have a positive +/- rating.

Portland (24-5) and Miami (22-7) tip at 10:00 p.m. EST Saturday night.

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