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Dwyane Wade to sit out Monday, miss second straight game

Mar 25, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT

Dwyade Wade AP

The Miami Heat are focused on the playoffs and being healthy now, not the 26-game winning streak… plus if you’re going to rest a guy against the two worst teams in the league is the time to do it.

Dwyane Wade will be out for the Heat on Monday night against Orlando, the team announced. Wade sat out the Heat’s win over the Bobcats on Sunday.

This is to rest what is described as a sore knee, and while it is sore it’s something he could play through if he had to. But the Heat want to get guys rested and right come the playoffs, and it makes sense to rest Wade on this back-to-back. Look for Mike Miller to get the start again.

Orlando is banged up, too. Leading scorer Arron Afflalo is out for the season with a hamstring injury and promising young big man Nikola Vucevic will be out due to a concussion. Still this is the second night of a back-to-back for the Heat, playing against a team Miami will not be overly motivate for… maybe.

Except the Heat still have LeBron James, and that can trump everything else in this case.

  1. dirtydavis - Mar 25, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Atlongest Joey Crawford is officiating its all good

  2. 808raiderinparadise - Mar 25, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Will Dwayne Wade be handling post-game interview with LeBron again?

  3. tigeralum2010 - Mar 25, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    oh the lowly magic who the heat beat twice by a COMBINED 3 points this year… with wade and lbj. this site is much worse than the football version.

  4. isujames - Mar 25, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Last sentence is the truest sh.. you ever wrote.

  5. vdogg - Mar 25, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    He knows he has to rest up to cover D Rose on his comeback night in Chicago. Plus they’re not exactly playing against big opposition tonight…

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