HEAT’s Dwyane Wade May Rest for Game 4?
The Miami HEAT are keeping a close eye on guard Dwyane Wade and his aching knee. Wade planned to spend “a couple of hours” getting treatment on his right knee Friday. He is still recovering from the three bone bruises that forced him to miss six games near the end of the season, and Miami HEAT Head Coach Erik Spoelstra wants to see how the guard feels after treatment before determining his status for Sunday’s Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks.
“Structurally, his knee is as good as it’s been in years. That’s why we’re treating it day to day,” Spoelstra said. “This was a bone bruise. What it needs is time and it gets better. But what it also needs is no collisions.”
The HEAT are one win away from finishing their first-round series with Milwaukee after a 104-91 victory over the Bucks on Thursday night. No team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a series in the NBA playoffs, and the Heat could be tempted to rest Wade on Sunday. Even if the Bucks would force a Game 5, it wouldn’t be until Tuesday night in Miami.
via Associated Press