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07:20 AM ET 11.21 | For the second time in as many games, it was James Jones who lined up in place of Dwyane Wade. [Wade] missed his second straight game on Wednesday due to soreness in his knee and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra indicated that more scheduled rest could be in store for the Heat's starting shooting guard. Wade attempted to play in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday for the first time this season but appeared to experience a physical setback on the second night of the demanding home-and-away set. ... Heat coach Erik Spoelstra stressed before the game that the Heat wants "to make sure that [Wade] is getting stronger and feeling better as the season goes on." Wade appeared to be in good spirits in the Heat's pregame locker room at Amway Center and even cracked a joke with reporters.

Miami Herald

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November 21, 2013  08:02 AM ET

really wish the NBA would do away with back to backs.
They could care less who is hurt or recovering...
All in all Wade being healthy for the playoffs is what matters.

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November 21, 2013  08:34 AM ET
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It's all that matters.Champ is here!Can someone let Russ know this will be his Avatar for the next 24hrs?Poetic don't you think?...lmao

lol
Mecca!

November 21, 2013  08:43 AM ET

They probably need to rest him a lot more through out the season. Make sure he plays in big games and rest him on below .500 teams.

November 21, 2013  08:48 AM ET

The Legs Are The First Thing To Go, Bro.

November 21, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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really wish the NBA would do away with back to backs.They could care less who is hurt or recovering...All in all Wade being healthy for the playoffs is what matters.

Like I said last year, the NBA should cut the season down to say 66 games and eliminate the back to backs entirely. Play each team outside your division 2 times each. (home and home) Then play the teams in your division 4 times each. Total games 66.

November 21, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Can someone let Russ know this will be his Avatar for the next 24hrs?

Poetic don't you think?...lmao

HAHAHAHA!!!!!

November 21, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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Like I said last year, the NBA should cut the season down to say 66 games and eliminate the back to backs entirely. Play each team outside your division 2 times each. (home and home) Then play the teams in your division 4 times each. Total games 66.

Orrrrrr, less preseason and start reg season sooner to avoid back to backs....

November 21, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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Orrrrrr, less preseason and start reg season sooner to avoid back to backs....

Schedule is fine. Players are just getting old. Can't make exceptions because a certain superstar is getting old and banged up.

November 21, 2013  11:01 AM ET
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Schedule is fine. Players are just getting old. Can't make exceptions because a certain superstar is getting old and banged up.

certain superstar?
Dude Russell Westbrook got hurt last year....
D Will was banged up, Rose was out the entire season, Rondo is still out, so what are you talking about?
Am not even going to mention Kobe & Nash....(whom are older)

November 21, 2013  11:14 AM ET
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certain superstar?Dude Russell Westbrook got hurt last year....D Will was banged up, Rose was out the entire season, Rondo is still out, so what are you talking about?Am not even going to mention Kobe & Nash....(whom are older)

It's for everyone. Everybody has the same schedule and teams have always find ways to play 82 games. The 80s, 90s, 00s, all had the same schedules and they were fine. There's no reason to change it now because superstars are aging and injured. That's how it's going to be. Teams have to learn to manage their players minutes like always.

November 21, 2013  11:37 AM ET

How's riding the pine feel, Bruh!

November 21, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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How's riding the pine feel, Bruh!

hows being an average team feel again?

November 21, 2013  12:25 PM ET
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certain superstar?Dude Russell Westbrook got hurt last year....D Will was banged up, Rose was out the entire season, Rondo is still out, so what are you talking about?Am not even going to mention Kobe & Nash....(whom are older)

Well even with injuries i am pretty sure Kobe has played more games ever than Wade...jus sayin. Hi Dee! :)

November 21, 2013  12:26 PM ET
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hows being an average team feel again?

LOL

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November 21, 2013  12:37 PM ET
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It's for everyone. Everybody has the same schedule and teams have always find ways to play 82 games. The 80s, 90s, 00s, all had the same schedules and they were fine. There's no reason to change it now because superstars are aging and injured. That's how it's going to be. Teams have to learn to manage their players minutes like always.

I agree but disagree I don't think they should change the schedule because of injuries but I do because of competition because in an 82 game season there are too many laxed games were guys don't try if you shortened the season to 50-60 games I believe there would be better competition

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November 21, 2013  04:00 PM ET
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I agree but disagree I don't think they should change the schedule because of injuries but I do because of competition because in an 82 game season there are too many laxed games were guys don't try if you shortened the season to 50-60 games I believe there would be better competition

Dogue said it right. Back then it was a lot tougher and nobody were complaining. The league will never lower the number of games when they know that those extra 20-32 games helps w/ the revenues. You cut down the games than the players should be willing to cut their check in half.

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