Williams misses third straight game with ab strain

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MILWAUKEE -- Point guard Jason Williams missed Miami's game
against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night because of an
abdominal strain, the team said.

Williams, averaging 10.2 points and 5.1 assists, did not dress
in the last two games because of the injury. The team said Williams
would be re-evaluated when the Heat returned to Miami.

Gary Payton was to start in Williams' place, Heat coach Ron
Rothstein said.