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Dwyane Wade leaves game with hip injury, returns, leaves again

Jun 9, 2011, 10:26 PM EDT

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Dwyane Wade, the best Miami Heat player in the finals, left and went back to the locker room in the first quarter with a hip injury, but returned in the second quarter. He has played well but seems to be walking with a slight limp heading into halftime.

He did not come out to start the second half and is unclear if he would play in that half

Officially it is a left hip contusion and he was questionable to return, but if you thought he was out for good I have some land to sell you near the Everglades. He returned in the second quarter, before things tightened up at halftime.

Wade made some good moves upon his return in both directions and showed no ill effects. He finished the half with 11 points on 2-5 shooting and got to the line 8 times.

Now the bigger question is how will it feel before Game 6?

The injury occurred when he drove the lane and collided with Brian Cardinal in the first quarter. Cardinal was called for blocking on what was a very physical play, although it was a borderline call. At best.

  1. captainwisdom8888 - Jun 9, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    …and Lebron was seen shivering at the thought of having to carry the team without #3

  2. yippityskippity69 - Jun 9, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Jason Terryyyyyy! what a game! Is it just me or does Bosh look like a praying mantis?

    • purdueman - Jun 10, 2011 at 1:59 AM

      … or a big old ostrich looking for a place to stick his head in the Miami South Beach land!

  3. purdueman - Jun 9, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    “Our Heat have never lost two in a row in this years NBA playoffs… NEVER!” – Heat Honks

    “Heat in 4!!!… book it!” – Heat Honks

    Where have all the Heat Honks gone??? Long time pass-ing!!! (or not! LOL!).

  4. purdueman - Jun 9, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    I hope that when the Mavs win it all that ABC superimposes the “Big 3 Decision” celebration in split screen with the Mavs spraying campaign all over the place!!!

  5. purdueman - Jun 9, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    The Mavs are up 3-2 without Butler and Haywood available; it would be a great equalizer if come tomorrow morning D-Wade falls down and can’t get up on his bad hip!

  6. berbes - Jun 9, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    another game where lebron played the part of jimmy hoffa.

  7. dnbajunkie - Jun 10, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    This is the fist time in the 2011 playoffs that Miami trailed in a series, and with Wade’s looming injury, it will be interesting how they’ll react to game 6. Now we’ll really see the true character of this Miami team. So far, Dallas has shown time & time again that they have what it takes to win close games. Can’t wait for game 6.

    • purdueman - Jun 10, 2011 at 12:53 AM

      dn… put a bottle of GOOD campaign on ice for Sunday nights game, buddy! Le Bum and his sidekick D-Wade are going DOWN, baby!!!

  8. downtowndanny - Jun 10, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    borderline? really? what game were you looking at Kurt? Cardinal doing his best Bill Lambeer impersonation through his shoulder into Wade. Fix the rabbit ears on your set dude…

    • flapjack3285 - Jun 10, 2011 at 2:21 AM

      I thought it was pretty easily a foul on Cardinal, but have you ever seen Lambeer play? Wade would have went flying if he went in that weak against those 80′s Pistons teams.

      • purdueman - Jun 10, 2011 at 2:32 AM

        Cardinals just a hard nosed white guy trying his damnest to survive in the NBA jungle. There was no intent to injure Wade, but it would have been fine with me if he did!

      • berbes - Jun 10, 2011 at 12:46 PM

        lambeer would’ve elbowed lebron so hard, his maxipad would’ve fallen out.

  9. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 10, 2011 at 1:36 AM

    LBJ= 0 fourth quarter points. Ouch!

  10. mrnovacaine - Jun 10, 2011 at 2:47 AM

    Cardinal was in good position for the charge,but its not a charge if the offisive player turns his body side way.wade turned his body sideways to avoid the charge and paid for it/simple. As that

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