For the fourth consecutive game, it appears as if the Miami Heat will be without the services of their superstar shooting guard, as Dwyane Wade has officially been listed as doubtful as the defending NBA champions take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Wade (hamstring) & Oden (back spasms) were both limited participants in morning shootaround, both are listed as doubtful for tonight’s game.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 2, 2014
On the bright side for the Miami Heat, they have won their last three games despite being without Wade, and they are facing the league’s worst team (well, at least by record) in the Milwaukee Bucks in Miami. In addition, Ray Allen has been listed as probable for the game after missing the past four games with illness, and that should help to replace the considerable hole left by Wade.
At 32 years old, Dwyane Wade isn’t quite the same player on a nightly basis that he was during his defined prime, but when he is on the floor, he is averaging 19.2 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game with an exceptional 22.07 PER. Miami is in no rush to get him back on the floor as long as they are winning, and with the extra experience garnered by back-to-back titles, there is little reason to panic here.