Dwyane Wade Out Tonight Against The Lakers

WadeWhile the struggling Heat continue to tread water, one of their biggest stars, Dwyane Wade, will miss yet another game tonight as Miami hosts the Los Angeles Lakers.

Wade, who worked out Thursday, has already missed 12 games this season and hasn’t played since Friday.

“Heat Nation does not need to be panicked,” coach Erik Spoelstra said during Thursday’s shootaround. “In terms of Dwyane’s health, we’ve said it time and time again: It’s going to be a process. There’s absolutely no way I’m going [to look] days ahead.

Spoelstra wouldn’t confirm if Wade had a setback in his recovery from an offseason knee procedure, but he said a grueling stretch of games in a short period of time over the past three weeks caused some wear and tear on Wade’s body.

Despite their recent struggles, the Heat should not be preoccupied. They are still eight games ahead of third-place Atlanta and only three and a half games behind the first place Pacers.

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