DENVER -- LeBron James could miss his first game for Miami on Thursday night at Denver because of a sprained left ankle.

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"If it would help us win, I would probably say, 'No, I would not be disappointed,''' Karl after Thursday morning's shootaround about the possibility of James not playing.

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"The doctor told me it's day to day so I'll see how I feel (Thursday)," James told reporters after Wednesday's game. "I don't have to be a hero in the regular season if I'm not close to 100 percent."

The Heat did not have a shootaround in Denver so it likely won't be known until shortly before the game whether James will play. James in his first season has so far played in all 40 games for the Heat (30-10), which had its 13-game road winning streak, three shy of the NBA record, broken Wednesday.

Karl also said, "I hope LeBron's ankle is a little sore. That'd be good.''

But don't count Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups as one who also hopes James sits out.

"I hope so,'' Billup said of James playing. "I'd like to see that. ... I want to see them at full strength. I want to see just how good they are, just how good they're capable of being.''

Of Miami's star-studded trio of James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade, Bosh also has played in all 40 games and Wade has missed two. The Heat went 1-1 without Wade.

"I don't think it'd be much of a letdown for one or two games or four or five games,'' Karl said of his belief Miami wouldn't be hampered much by a short-term injury to one of its stars. "It's when you have to change your personality, which is usually for an extended injury.''

Still, Karl is hoping James' injury takes something away from the Heat on Thursday.