Dec 18, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) dribbles during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 97-94. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade out Monday

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is going through one of the better stretches of the last few years.

In fact, Wade was named the Eastern Conference’s Player of the Week after averaging 25.3 points, 5.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game in four game, all Heat victories, last week.

How is Wade celebrating that achievement?

By sitting out of Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks of course.

The Heat are listing Wade out with “general soreness” and Ray Allen will start in his place, according to ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh.

Spoelstra said that Wade reported being “a little sore” in meetings with the training staff before the game. And although Wade wanted to play, the team decided to give him the night off ahead of their Christmas Day matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers.

This will be the seventh missed game of the season for Wade after he received OssaTron shock therapy treatment this offseason on his troublesome knee that limited him during the Heat’s championship run.

Wade is averaging 19.9 points, 4.9 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game on the season.

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