Winderman: Battier ruled out, Allen questionable

By Quixem Ramirez

Oct 30, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) looks to pass around Miami Heat small forward Shane Battier (31) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

In response to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s controversial decision to rest Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green and Tony Parker, the Heat will sit Shane Battier.

According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Ray Allen is questionable with a sore back.

Though it appears that Erik Spoelstra is tactically adjusting to the abbreviated Spurs roster, he told Winderman that he is not concerned with Popovich’s approach. He also added that its a “waste of time” to discuss the decision, which has caused Twitter ablaze.