Wade Practices, Bosh Out For Knicks-Heat
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade practiced again Tuesday in sunglasses, his eyes still sensitive to light after a migraine-filled weekend, and he hasn’t ruled out wearing them for Miami’s next game on Thursday in New York.
Meanwhile, Chris Bosh is not traveling with Miami because of his sprained left ankle.
Bosh was hurt Jan. 15 in a loss to Chicago and has not played since.
His return to the Heat lineup remains uncertain. Bosh is not expected to play Friday against Detroit. His status for back-to-back games at Oklahoma City on Sunday and home against Cleveland on Monday is unclear.
LeBron James has dealt with shin and ankle problems already this season, but he’s the healthiest of the trio at this point.
As a gag, James even wore sunglasses as well on Tuesday, unable to resist the chance throw Wade a jab.
“D-Wade is like a kid who transferred schools and doesn’t have any friends,” James said. “So I felt like me putting on the glasses today, I’m going to help him be accustomed to the new school.”
He doesn’t need glasses to see that what the Heat are doing is working.
There were some clear growing pains in the first quarter of the season, when Miami stumbled out to a 9-8 start. Since then, James said he and Wade have tried to revert back to their former selves in some respects, spending more time attacking defenses like usual instead of trying to react to one another.
Miami is 22-5 since — still the second-best record in the league since Nov. 29, behind only San Antonio (24-5), even with a recent four-game losing streak factoring into the Heat mix.
“I just think it came to a point where I think we were sacrificing too much and it was hurting our team,” James said. “It was hurting our individual play. We just went back to the style of basketball we knew how to play — and that’s being in attack mode.”
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