Monday, April 09, 2007

Wade's Back, But Heat Lose [David Stefanini]

This from

"As Dwyane Wade walked onto Miami's home court for the first time in 6 1/2 weeks, Charlotte coach Bernie Bickerstaff called timeout, deflating what was a raucous greeting from the Heat crowd.

And that wasn't all the Bobcats did to spoil Wade's fun on Sunday night.

Gerald Wallace scored 30 points, Walter Herrmann hit two big 3-pointers in the final minute and the Bobcats ruined Wade's return from a dislocated left shoulder by beating the Heat 111-103 in overtime -- a loss that seriously hurt Miami's hope of having a home-court edge for the first playoff round."

He's back, and the fact that the Heat lost means nothing. The Heat have nothing to worry about for the remainder of this season. The Wizards can not make a run at them, so the most important thing is for Wade to be healthy and ready for the playoffs.

He looked rusty last night, but he looks like the arm is not going to be that big of an issue. The biggest thing he has to overcome is his mentality. He has to be willing to throw his body around like he always does. If he can get that back, they are going to be the team to beat in the East.

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