The Miami Heat will be without Dwyane Wade for a ninth straight game Friday night against the Indiana Pacers.
The winner will hold first place in the Eastern Conference and be on pace for home-court advantage for at least the first three rounds of the playoffs.
Wade hurt his left hamstring in the fourth quarter of the Pacers’ 84-83 win over the Heat on March 26. It appears there’s a good chance Wade will miss the rest of the regular season.
“Look at the history of hamstring injuries in the league, things can look good and then you have a setback,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We’re going to take our time.
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