Dwyane Wade SG MIA 7 Hrs
Dwyane Wade played through his sore knees (and body) on Thursday, hitting 7-of-15 shots for 16 points, three rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 36 minutes of a loss to the Spurs.
Wade sat out on Monday in the first of a back-to-back, but has played well over his last two games. With his next one coming after a day off, look for him to be back on the floor against the Bulls on Sunday.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 11 Hrs
The Miami Herald's Joe Goodman reported that Dwyane Wade was unavailable to the media pregame Thursday, leaving him as a risk for a late scratch against the Spurs, but then reported that Wade would start for the Heat.
It sounds like he'll play despite missing his media session, but we're still a little leery, given his injury history and the number of games he's missed this season. But for now, it appears that he's in the starting lineup and is good to go tonight. We'll let you know if his status changes before tip off.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 2 Days
Dwyane Wade returned from his rest on Tuesday with 24 points, four boards, six assists, two steals and three turnovers on 8-of-15 shooting in 37 minutes.
He looked 100 percent in this game and was getting in the paint like he usually does. The Heat are likely going to sit Wade out for almost all of their remaining back-to-back sets and the next one comes up on Sunday vs. the Bulls and Monday vs. the Wizards. After that, the Heat have five more back-to-back sets.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 2 Days
Dwyane Wade will return to action on Tuesday after missing one game as a precaution.
LeBron lit up for a franchise-high 61 points with Wade on the sidelines for Monday's game, but Miami will be near full strength as they look for their ninth consecutive win -- the only unavailable player is Greg Oden (rest).
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Dwyane Wade (rest) will not play against the Bobcats on Monday.
That means he will likely play on the second night of a back-to-back set against the Rockets on Tuesday. He hasn't sat out since Feb. 12 and has been playing 32.6 minutes per game since that point. Wade will likely have his fair share of DNPs the rest of the way with the Heat having a back-loaded schedule. Michael Beasley, Ray Allen and Norris Cole could see more playing time while Mario Chalmers may have the ball in his hands more often.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 5 Days
Dwyane Wade hit 10-of-14 shots for 24 points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 30 minutes of Saturday's win over the Magic.
Mysteriously, he played down the stretch in the fourth quarter while LeBron James and Chris Bosh were chilling on the bench. Wade suddenly looks healthy again and is on a roll, averaging 21.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.4 steals on 62 percent shooting in nearly 33 minutes a night over his last five games. The Heat have back-to-back games on Monday and Tuesday, and it will be interesting to see if he plays in both of them. Given how well he's looked over his last five, and the fact he was playing down the stretch tonight, our guess is he might give it a try.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 7 Days
Dwyane Wade lived in the paint against the Knicks on Thursday during a 108-82 win, shooting 10-of-13 from the field for 23 points with two boards, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes.
The Knicks perimeter defense is one of the worst in the NBA and that was certainly the case tonight. While Wade has sit out 15 games this season, he's been great while he's active with season averages of 18.8 points, 4.9 boards, 4.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.6 blocks. He leads all guards in field goal percentage and is just adding to his Hall of Fame career.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 11 Days
Dwyane Wade was excellent against the Bulls during a 93-79 win on Sunday, scoring 23 points with 10 boards, seven assists, two steals and one block in 35 minutes.
The Heat did not miss LeBron James tonight thanks to Wade acting as a facilitator and shredded the Bulls perimeter defense today. While Wade sitting out 15 games has been the headline of his season, there has been no dropoff while he's on the court. He leads all guards in field goal percentage and his stats are showing an upward trend. The Heat only have two games this week before they'll get a heavy dose of games the last two months of the year.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 14 Days
Dwyane Wade looked completely healthy on Thursday night during an impressive 103-81 win at Oklahoma City, scoring 24 points with seven boards, 10 assists, three steals and three turnovers in 37 minutes.
Miami was terrific on two-point shots tonight, making 36-of-54 (66.7 percent) and putting up 50 points in the paint to help offset their sub-par 5-of-21 shooting from deep. Wade was great and he played like he was in his prime. "I just felt good tonight," Wade said after the game. "I wanted to mix it up and be aggressive." His issues in fantasy leagues have nothing to do when he is on the court and he's certainly going to have his share of DNPs as the Heat prepare for the postseason.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 16 Days
Dwyane Wade played 34 minutes and had 13 points, three rebounds, seven assists and a block on 4-of-7 shooting in Tuesday's win.
He seems like nearly a lock to play on Thursday against the Thunder, but the fact remains that he'll be day-to-day for the rest of the season as the Heat simply want to keep him healthy for the playoffs.