Miami 105 Detroit 89: Heat Show They Can Win With Just Two Stars

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Spoelstra added that “We’ll still be able to move forward with the guys we have.”

Wade, who spoke of possibly missing “a couple of weeks,” knew he had an issue immediately.

“I just felt it pull,” he said, “so I knew automatically it was a pulled hamstring. I was a little sore coming into the game, so I tried to do everything I could to make it go away.

“They’ll get a lot of time to see the Big Three and our team play together. I’d rather have it now than have it later.”

James felt something might be wrong. “The last few days, D-Wade has been mentioning his hamstring has been a little tight,” James said.

Bosh said he wasn’t even aware Wade was hurt. “I thought he had just got subbed out at the moment,” he said. Bosh, who missed several games during  Toronto’s playoff push because of the same injury last season, said it is important Wade does not rush back. “You have to make sure you respect it,” he said.

When asked about how it felt to be playing for the Heat James replied, “I was just anxious to get back on the court. It was something I waited for all summer. The reception from the fans was awesome.”

“We passed the test.”

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  • Hotnuke

    The only thing that worries me about this injury is that Wade’s initial absence will be used to fuel the fires of those who want to push the concept that this is “LeBron’s” team, rather than, as I fully believe, a TEAM, with no one dominating it in the way they envision.

    While I don’t think their voices in that regard will truly affect the team itself, it just may come to dominate the media’s stories about the team, which would be a shame since there are plenty of much greater things for them to be talking and writing about than such meaningless tripe.