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Wade “virtually pain free” but Heat still taking their time

Oct 12, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

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The Miami Heat take the floor again on Tuesday, and again without Dwyane Wade. That’s not dire, but it slows the cohesion that the Heat really need.

However there are good signs, as was tweeted by Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.

[Heat coach Erik] Spoelstra on Wade; “Dwayne is making progress. He’s virtually pain free now.”

And they want to get him out there, as LeBron James said before the game.

“We would definitely want to get a preseason game in.”

But hamstrings are tricky things, come back too fast and aggravate it and it’s another couple weeks, and then we’re talking games that count.

“Obviously, if you’re a coach, you’d like to see him play now. We understand the big picture.”

No return date has been set. The Heat’s final preseason game is Oct. 22 against Orlando. They open the season Oct. 26 against the Boston Celtics.

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