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Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rested, healthy for playoffs

Dwyane Wade ended up sitting out 28 games this season after missing a combined 36 in the first three seasons with LeBron James as a teammate. But Wade enters these playoffs in a much better place, from a health perspective, than last year, when a knee injury lingered throughout the postseason.

Miami Heat Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

ASK IRA: Have recent losses blurred perspective on Heat?

Q: It's comical how some fans are blaming Erik Spoelstra for everything that has gone wrong. This is on the players and injuries (can't control that). But perspective people, it's just a seeding . . . all is not lost yet (so we hope). The real season starts this weekend. Also, is it really on Spo that Norris Cole regressed this season? That Mario Chalmers still can't turn the corner to that next level of a veteran consistent point guard? That Dwyane Wade was injured? That Chris Bosh all of sudden became a Euro Big man (well, maybe he could have coached that differently)? That Greg Oden did...

CSN Washington

Pregame warmup: Nene serious about beating Heat

Nene will play his 3rd game since returning from a knee injury and was almost angry when talking about the importance of Monday's game.

Queen City Hoops

Game #81: Bobcats @ Hawks — Stay away from the Heat. New PodCats!

Who: Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Bobcats What: NBA Basketball – Hawks Home Game When: 7:30 PM ET Where: Live at Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA The Matchup: Record Offensive Efficiency Defensive Efficiency Pace Atlanta 37-43 103.3 (15) 104.0 (15) 96.9 (13) Charlotte 41-39 101.3 (23) 101.3 (6) 94.9 (21) Injuries: Atlanta: Paul Millsap (OUT-rest), Kyle Korver (OUT-rest), [...]

Miami Herald

Dwyane Wade returns to Miami Heat’s starting lineup, scores 24 after missing nine games

Dwyane Wade returned to the starting lineup Saturday night in Atlanta for the Heat’s penultimate road game of the regular season after missing nine consecutive games with a hamstring injury.

Heat Index | ESPN

Despite loss, D-Wade's return cheers Heat

ATLANTA -- After missing nine games over a stretch of three weeks, Dwyane Wade knew he’d face plenty of questions Saturday in his return from a nagging hamstring injury. Among the least of his concerns were the inquiries about rhythm. With the two-time defending champion Miami Heat a week away from starting the playoffs, Wade brushed off suggestions he might initially struggle to reestablish the timing and continuity he’s had with LeBron James and Chris Bosh when the team performs at its best.

On the Beat: Miami Heat | Miami Herald

Dwyane Wade back in the lineup after missing nine games

Dwyane Wade returned to the starting lineup for the Heat on Saturday night in Atlanta for the Heat's penultimate road game of the regular season after missing nine-straight games with a hamstring injury. Wade's on-court workout before the game included...

Miami Herald

Hobbled Miami Heat searching for health

The Heat has injury concerns with the rival Pacers in town for a game that will likely decide the top seed in the East.

Heat Zone | Palm Beach Post

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he has not written off Michael Beasley

Is Michael Beasley done? It looks that way in the short term, but Miami coach Erik Spoelstra has not ruled out the possibility of Beasley breaking back into the rotation for the playoffs. Even with the roster battered by injuries, Beasley has barely played lately. He has been a DNP-CD the past four games and has not gotten more than six minutes since March 24. When asked what is keeping Beasley on the bench at a time when the Heat are hurting for healthy bodies, Spoelstra answered, “Nothing really.” “He’s fully on board with this team,” Spoelstra said tonight before Miami hosted...

The Parquet Report | Fox Sports Florida

Heat's Dwyane Wade to sit out against Pacers

Miami's Dwyane Wade will not be available for Friday's Eastern Conference showdown against the Indiana Pacers as he nurses a hamstring injury.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat overcome J.R. Smith's 10 3s, down Knicks 102-91

LeBron James scores 38, Udonis Haslem grabs 11 rebounds, as Heat maintain lead atop NBA East, with Dwyane Wade and Chris Andersen sitting out with injuries.

Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, Greg Oden ‘making progress’ with injuries

Sunday’s game against the Knicks made it three Heat games in a row without Dwyane Wade, five in a row sans center Greg Oden and the eighth this season without center Chris Andersen.

Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, Greg Oden ‘making progress’ with injuries

Sunday’s game against the Knicks made it three Heat games in a row without Dwyane Wade, five in a row sans center Greg Oden and the eighth this season without center Chris Andersen.

Heat Index | ESPN

Wade's absence leaving Heat out of rhythm

MIAMI – About two hours before the start of Friday’s game, Dwyane Wade pushed himself through a rigorous workout on the AmericanAirlines Arena court that offered the only recent glimpse of progress amid his most extensive injury absence of the season. The Miami Heat certainly could have used a few of those shots on a night they ultimately ran out of firepower in a 122-121 double-overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In a game that saw the teams combine for 243 points, 192 shot attempts in 58 minutes and 21 lead changes before the final buzzer, there was another number that...

Newsday

Carmelo Anthony says ailing shoulder won't keep him off court

The good news for the Knicks: Carmelo Anthony insisted Saturday that the shoulder injury he aggravated Friday night won't keep him out of Sunday's game against the Heat.

Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s LeBron James praises Toney Douglas’ effort

It wasn’t intended as a shot at Dwyane Wade, but LeBron James also wasn’t interested in addressing his teammate’s lingering hamstring injury and what it might mean for the Heat during the final weeks of the regular season.

Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s LeBron James praises Toney Douglas’ effort

It wasn’t intended as a shot at Dwyane Wade, but LeBron James also wasn’t interested in addressing his teammate’s lingering hamstring injury and what it might mean for the Heat during the final weeks of the regular season.

Heat Zone | Palm Beach Post

Dwyane Wade to miss 4th straight game with strained hamstring; Ray Allen returns

Dwyane Wade is getting better, but still is not ready to rejoin the Heat. Wade will miss his fourth game in a row because of a strained left hamstring when Miami hosts Milwaukee tonight (7:30 p.m., Sun Sports), matching his most prolonged absence of the season. This will be his 22nd missed game this year. Wade suffered the injury late in last Wednesday’s game at Indiana and has not been able to fully practice since then. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said he is improving gradually. Toney Douglas will start for him tonight. The Heat will get Ray Allen back in the lineup after he missed four...

Toronto Sun

Kyle Lowry injured as Raptors fall 93-83 to Heat

In a season that has been a blessing in terms of the lack of injuries the Raptors have had to deal with, Monday’s 93-83 loss to the Heat may go down as the one that finally got them.

Heat Index | ESPN

Trip to Detroit exactly what Heat needed

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Miami Heat really needed a win Friday night and the Detroit Pistons really needed a loss and, in a nice harmony, they both got one. The Heat were 7-8 in March heading into a road weekend against the Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, and are dealing with a rash of injuries that had them dusting off the end of the bench just to field a starting lineup. They were missing three starters and their top sub as Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Greg Oden and Ray Allen were all out.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Live updates: Miami Heat at Detroit Pistons

With Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Ray Allen and Greg Oden all sidelined by injuries, the Heat take on the Pistons with a lineup with Toney Douglas and James Jones as the starting backcourt.

Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s Greg Oden is right at home in Indianapolis

It was a special night in Heat center Greg Oden’s career, considering the injuries he has overcome to return to the NBA.

Heat Index | ESPN

Heat lose edge when going gets rough

INDIANAPOLIS -- LeBron James was frustrated with the officiating, Chris Bosh questioned the late-game offensive execution and the Miami Heat had to cope without Dwyane Wade because of an injury. These issues sound familiar? They should. Because a season’s worth of issues the Heat have struggled to overcome for months combined to derail them in one night on the way to Wednesday’s 84-83 loss to the Indiana Pacers. The biggest source of the Heat’s frustrations was the physical play they felt benefited the Pacers.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat's Dwyane Wade probable versus Pacers

Leave it to Heat guard Dwyane Wade to find the positive in his latest injury setback.

Blazers Blog | Oregonian

Greg Oden on facing Trail Blazers: 'I'm happy just to be out there playing against anybody'

The No. 1 overall pick of the 2007 NBA draft has overcome a series of injuries to become a contributor with the Miami Heat.

Heat Index | ESPN

Greg Oden to start vs. former team

MIAMI -- Just a couple of years removed from having doubts he'd ever play in the NBA again, Greg Oden will play Monday against his former team, the Portland Trail Blazers. Not only will Oden play, but Heat coach Erik Spoelstra indicated after Monday's shootaround that Oden would get his fifth start of the season. The Blazers, in fifth place in a loaded Western Conference, drafted Oden No. 1 overall in 2007 but injuries limited the promising big man to 82 games before he was waived in 2012.

Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s Greg Oden battles his way back into the NBA

After fighting injuries and surgeries that kept him out of the NBA for more than four years, Greg Oden has made it back with the Heat and is out to prove he still has the skills that made him the league’s No. 1 draft pick in 2007.