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Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

Posted on: June 11, 2011 1:52 pm
Posted by Royce Young

MIAMI -- It's not like this is really news, because we all knew that there was no way Dwyane Wade wasn't going to play in Game 6.

He's playing, so says Erik Spoelstra. And so says Dwyane Wade.

"I'll be totally fine when it comes to tomorrow," Wade said.

Wade didn't go through contact drills, but said it was just to sort of rest. He won't be wearing any extra padding for Game 6 and didn't appear to be extra sore or anything on Saturday. He injured his left hip flexor in a collison with Brian Cardinal in the second quarter of Game 5. Wade exited the game and was listed as questionable, but returned shortly after. However, he didn't start the second half of the game because of tightness in the hip. He eventually came back to the floor and finished with 23 points.

"He'll be ready to go tomorrow," Spoelstra said. As far as how how healthy Wade might be, Spoesltra wouldn't speculate.

"I'm definitely not giving a percentage," he said.

But with Game 6 potentially being an elimination game along with the fact that LeBron James hasn't been all that effective, the Heat have to have Wade on the floor. Even if that means he's not totally healthy. Wade downplays injuries better than any player in the league (he could have a broken vertabrae and he'd say he was fine) but he's likely going to be feeling the injury a bit.

It was the same story with Dirk's finger in Game 2 though. Players are banged up. They've been playing with injuries all season. It's a big deal because this is The Finals and every small thing is important, but Wade is playing in Game 6 and most likely, he'll play well too.

Since: May 28, 2011
Posted on: June 12, 2011 6:20 pm

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

Totally agree.

Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2011 5:12 pm

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

Should have been a foul on Wade, not Cardinal but NBA refs are paid to to get the  outcome dictated by Stern.  Watch how the refs control the game tonight to make sure there is a game 7.

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2011 3:57 pm

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

Me personally, this is why I don't keep up with NBA, you don't get this garbage in NFL or MLB

Clearly you have never watched the New England Patriots play.

Since: Feb 12, 2011
Posted on: June 12, 2011 11:42 am

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

  I'm taking notice of thiss lil nugget for playoffs '11 NBA. DAL Mavericks have not hesitated once (3-0) in knocking off opponents in games that are elimination games for thier opponent. Tonights Game 6 is exactly that scenario again for DAL but with a CHampionship Trophy and Greatness to boot! I have not watched HEAT throughout the playoffs my thinking they dont deserve my ratings or attention especially after thier Pre-season Celebration look it up if its news to you!! lol but heres to hoping DAL continues thier trend of not backing off in clinch games, running and gunning like some wild Banshee's  and Knocking off Miami tonight.. Postus Scriptus since not giving Miami my ratings I will do the basketball special and check Halftime Score, 10min left in 4th, and 2min left in game!!!  OnPointW/ChaseQ

Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2011 9:51 am

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

i agree with you in most parts but Cardinal is one of the worst players on the Dallas Mavs roster.  He, himself, does not know what he was doing in the middle of the lane, let alone the court. I almost want to say he was going to jump but Dwade came full force right into him

Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2011 9:42 am
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Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: June 12, 2011 7:58 am

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

There's no way that D.Wade is going to sit out for Game 6! They're going to need all of the firepower that they can get in order to keep this Finals going for a possible Game 7. Besides, that's all that everyone needs to hear if they lose Game 6: They would have won if D.Wade would have played. Everyone's not going to be at least 100% at this time of the NBA season(well maybe the one's sitting at the very end of the bench). Also that will put all of the pressure on both Bosh and LBJ and I don't think that they can't handle.....especially LBJ and so far his 4th quarter performance speaks volumes of him not being able to carry the team by himself....there wasn't as much pressure for him in Cleveland than it is in Miami.

Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2011 12:43 am

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

I wish the NBA had some sort of recourse against floppers. Kind of like the challenge flag in football, there should be a penalty if the referees decide that you were trying a little too hard to get a call.

I'll take names out of this, because there are Mavs who have flopped in the past too.  Just to keep it generic then...

The NBA needs to put in a system similar to the flagrant fouls.  A Flop 1 would cost the player $10k.  A Flop 2 would cost the player $25k.  If there are more than a certain number of flops in a season, the price goes up.

Then again, I'm also a fan of fining baseball players who fake getting hit by a pitch (looking at you, Jeter and Posada), and of umps who don't give first base to a batter who was hit by a pitch that was clearly over the plate.

Neither one will every happen, but imagine how much better both sports would be.

Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2011 6:25 pm

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

Give it a rest haters.

Wade is a warrior, plain and simple.

When he "injured" his hip he made it all the way to the Heat bench without his wheelchair.

That's spartan-like valor. 

Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 5:54 pm

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

Yeah, Dwad has to be worse than Reggie Miller at this point. Biggest flopper in the history of the NBA. 

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