Dwyane Wade only managed to stay on the court for 2 minutes and 40 seconds in yesterday’s loss to the Washington Wizards. Wade dislocated his left index finger as he was trying to come over the screen, forcing him to leave the game and not return.
In the post game interviews, Wade didn’t seem too concerned, as he addressed the state of the injury mostly with a smile on his face:
“I was just guarding him, trying to get over the screen. I felt some pain in my finger, looked down and the knuckle was up and down.”
“Just take it day to day and see how the swelling goes. I’m blessed that it’s just dislocated, and it wasn’t broken or fractured.”
“When I was sitting on the table before they could put it back in worst case scenario was surgery, and the best case scenario was this, so I got best case scenario.”
“I will be ready to go when the playoffs start for sure.”
We will have to see if Wade sees any playing time in the remaining 3 games of the season as Miami face Houston, Boston and Washington in their remaining games. With yesterday’s loss Miami are practically out of the run for the no.1 seed, so it is likely we won’t see Wade play until the start of the playoffs.
Bosh was resting in yesterday’s game. He was accompanied by LeBron James, who has been carrying a massive load for the team and got some well deserved rest. During the win against Chicago James had to come out of the game to stretch as he had cramps. Coach Spoelstra commented LeBron’s state, and whether he would play against Houston the following game:
“We’ll have to see how he feels. He was severely dehydrated in the Chicago game, and he was very sore yesterday. He was sore enough today to have to sit out of the shoot-around, but he responds quickly. There’s nothing major with him, so we will reevaluate it.” – Erik Spoelstra
It certainly seems like the focus is currently on the playoffs, but despite not having much to play for in the rest of the regular season the Heat will try to go into the playoffs with some momentum and a nice rhythm.