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Dwyane Wade out Sunday vs. Bobcats as Heat try to extend win streak

Mar 24, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

Dwyane Wade AP

If the Miami Heat are to win their 26th consecutive game on Sunday, they’ll have to do it without Dwyane Wade, who will be sidelined due to a sore right knee, the team announced before tip-off.

Wade is listed as day-to-day, and Mike Miller will get the start in his place.

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters that Wade bumped the knee a few games back, and that he aggravated it again in Miami’s win over Boston. He has been receiving treatment on it over the past few days, according to Michael Wallace of

Miami is at home against the Charlotte Bobcats, who come in with a record of 16-53, worst in the entire league. They play at Orlando Monday on the second night of a back-to-back, against a Magic team whose record of 18-52 on the season is second worst to only that of Charlotte’s. Spoelstra said it’s possible that Wade may return for that one.

Wade is averaging 21.5 points, five rebounds, and five assists in 34.8 minutes per game this season.

  1. dirtydavis - Mar 24, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    It’s all good… The heat still have a superstar and an all-star

  2. michaeljordanseviltwin - Mar 24, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Wade is having a great season. I really thought he was fading last season, but he’s changed his game this year so as to thrive away from the ball. How many players are averaging 20ppg, 5 assists and 5 rebounds? LeBron and James Harden are the only two I can think of. Then you have to account for Wade’s efficiency shooting a career high 52% from the field, very nice for a shooting guard. Charles Barkley should be issuing a formal apology right about now.

    • michaeljordanseviltwin - Mar 24, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      EDIT: Harden is slightly below 5 rebounds but I see that Kobe, Wade and Russell Westbrook are the only guys above 20-5-5. Out of those three Wade is shooting the best % by far.

  3. 1972wasalongtimeago - Mar 24, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Eyes on the prize

  4. bucrightoff - Mar 24, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    The Bobcats could do it. Even the Generals beat the Globetrotters occasionally.

    • michaeljordanseviltwin - Mar 24, 2013 at 8:44 PM

      I kinda figured the Heat winning streak would end unceremoniously against a team like the Bobcats… but now I’m not so sure. Miami is really focused and motivated to get that record. Only the Bulls and Spurs can stop them now.

  5. soflasfinest - Mar 24, 2013 at 8:32 PM


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