Following a rigorous practice Friday, Wade said the injury's something he has to play through, and while he's not 100 percent, he's grateful he can be on the court. The practice was the first for Wade since last week. He has been dealing with bone bruises around his right kneecap for more than a month, and sat out the Heat's series-clinching win Sunday at Milwaukee.
Wade (sore knee) didn't t start Game 4 in the first round as Miami knocked out Milwaukee.
Coach Erik Spoelstra has decided to rest the superstar along with Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Mario Chalmers and other top players.
Wade has missed Miami's last six games while dealing with knee and ankle issues. Wade tells The Associated Press that doctors eventually discovered three separate bone bruises around his right kneecap, but that rest and treatment has largely taken care of the problem.
Wade says he is feeling better after a sore right knee sidelined him for victories over Charlotte and Orlando. Coach Erik Spoelstra calls the All-Star guard a game-time decision, but notes he went through the morning shootaround.
Wade has scored 20 or more points in 13 consecutive games, averaging 25.2 over that stretch.
Wade has shot 50 percent or better in 11 straight games.
Wade is averaging 23.1 points and 52 percent shooting during the Heat's 10-0 run.
Wade has averaged 24.3 points, 5.8 assists and 5.2 rebounds in his last 10 games.
Wade has two 10-rebound games this season. He had one last season.
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