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Wade says left knee sore, swollen, but will play through it

Jun 19, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT


Dwyane Wade has been clearly grounded through much of the playoffs. While he has had some monster games — including Games 4 and 5 of the Finals — his right knee has held him back at times.

Now you can add his left knee to the list of issues.

Wade and Manu Ginobili banged knees on a Wade drive in the first half and Wade was clearly, instantly in pain. He played through it but was late coming out of the locker room for the second half as he got treatment.

And it’s still an issue.

“Early in the game I took a good shot,” Wade said Wednesday after practice. “Right on my left knee, that’s the knee I had surgery on (this past offseason) so that kind of trauma to it at that moment it swelled up. At (halftime) I was trying to do as much as I can, as much treatment….

“It was stiff, I couldn’t do as much as I wanted to but I just tried to do whatever I could.”

So is it stiff and swollen on Wednesday?

“Yes, both.”

He also said he will be out there ready to go in Game 7.

“It’s one more game left, whatever you have inside you muster it up,” Wade said. “I’ll be fine.”

If Wade is pedestrian in Game 7 it puts more pressure on LeBron James to step up big, and Chris Bosh as well. Also in Game 7s, there is always the unexpected hero and the Heat need someone (Mario Chalmers, Mike Miller, anyone) to fill that role for them. Because the Spurs will not go quietly.

  1. fanofevilempire - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    just rub some spit on it like when you was a kid.

    • goraidersgospurs - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      Nah just sit out Wade, rest those knees for all the begging you have to do for cheating on your wife!!!

      • kinggw - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

        Now Spurs fans are the character police? At least Wade didnt cheat on his wife with his teammates wife.

      • angulocarlos1 - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:41 PM

        Lol stupid spurs fan got burned by kinggw. LOL

  2. rodge1 - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Didn’t Parker cheat on his wife?… Heat-haters are true hypocrites… Go Heat

    • goraidersgospurs - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:26 PM

      So when LBJ retire or leaves what team will you jump on then???

      • jimmymarlinsfan - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:34 PM

        Are you actively trying to be more of a douchnozzle than canton is?

    • cantonbound13 - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      The only difference is Eva didn’t get an STD from Tony. Another fact, but bandwagoners will see it as hating.

  3. cantonbound13 - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Drama queen. Get the wheel chair ready.

    • jimmymarlinsfan - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      Speaking of douchnozzles. Here is a link to help your summer wardrobe

      • cantonbound13 - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:42 PM

        lots of talk from someone missing after Game 5.

  4. jbeagles23 - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    There’s canton. Been gone all day. Can’t wait for you to keep quiet after the heat raise the trophy tomorrow

    • cantonbound13 - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      I’ve been around & posting. Learn how to read.

      • hehateme2 - Jun 19, 2013 at 6:57 PM

        I wouldn’t call sheepishly snarking from the basement “posting.” You add nothing of value to any conversation. The non-stop drivel that comes from your twisted deranged little mind is not worth the bandwidth.

        Why not go outside and try living…. or did you get rejected there as well little troll?

  5. dolphindubs - Jun 19, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Dude, guys… Going back and forth about “on-court” happenings is one thing, but bringing up “off-court” drama is beneath us all. Lets leave that crap for tabloid talk. Stick to the game-playing comments fellas.

  6. jbeagles23 - Jun 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Heat fans have been all over these articles all year. I haven’t taken you seriously once you said the Knicks were the best team in the east. You’re a joke. Your team is a joke and tomorrow night don’t even bother comming on here complaining about your petty nba conspiracies

  7. evolrider - Jun 19, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    I really wish Dwayne Wade would stop complaining so much, we know he’s hurt. Way too good of a player to bitch so much

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