The unease is understandable, even after a four-month stretch in which the Heat have been nearly unbeatable. It is now seven days since Dwyane Wade has played in a basketball game, a game in which he made only one of a dozen field goals, a game in which he did a good deal of grimacing because of his bruised right knee and tight right forearm.
In the days since, he has sat out the Heat’s clinching contest against Milwaukee, not participated in two practices and not been available for two media sessions. Nor have most of his comments in recent weeks been especially reassuring, as he has continued using the phrase “not even close” to characterize his physical status.
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