Dwyane Wade has been plagued by his knee injury and a sore Achilles, and it caused him to sit out the past two games. Fortunately Wade was practicing today, and he is expected to play against the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night. Miami Heat Coach Erik Spolestra said Wade would of course be evaluated before and after the teams shootout on Wednesday night to make sure Wade is good and ready. Wade says,
“I feel good, I came in today to test it out, and it felt pretty good. So now hopefully, its not as sore and I can continue to get back on the court.”
The Miami Heat have been hanging on with a record of (48-21), but they believe they will be at full strength when they face the Indiana Pacers, with a record of (51-20). The pacers manage to have a two game lead over the Miami Heat, and that means they hold the No.1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Playoffs start in 3 weeks, and the teams will finish off their regular season games on April 11th.
Dwyane Wade is essential to the Miami Heat’s success, and with him expected to play against the Pacers, the Heat expect to have the advantage over the Pacers when they face off in their home court for the finals. Lebron James speaks for Wade by saying,
“Its a plus when we’ve got him in the lineup. He commands attention when he’s handling the ball, in the post or on the break. Any time we can get guys handling the ball, in the post or on the break. Anytime we can get guys who can attract attention from other guys it helps a lot.”
Due to Dwayne’s injury he has been in and out of games, and because of the Heat’s plan for him to get better, Wade has missed a total of 19 games. Wade has always been struggling with his knee, but as of last Wednesday when the Heat played against the Boston Celtics, Wade strained his Achilles. However, Wade did finish the game against the Celtics with 17 points and 5 assists. Two nights later against Memphis he struggled and finished with 14 points. Wade says
“I tried to take two or three days off to let it calm down,” talking about his Achilles injury, “I wanted to go on the court and play the way I can and not feel the way I did in the Memphis game.”
Well Miami Heat fans better pray for Dwyane Wade to be 100 percent when they play against the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night.