The Heat will have at least one of their stars back for Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks and likely even two.
Dwyane Wade is expected to play after a sore knee caused him to miss Monday’s practice and Tuesday morning’s shootaround.
“I’m going to be good to go no matter what,” said Wade, who banged knees with Bulls center Kurt Thomas on Saturday. “I’m trying to get the swelling out. After two days of rest I feel better.”
LeBron James, who has a sprained left ankle, also missed the morning workout and will be a game-time decision. James said Monday he had some improvement after being a late scratch against the Bulls and hoped to be cleared by team trainers to play against the Hawks.
Chris Bosh, however, will miss the game with a sprained left ankle suffered against the Bulls. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra did not name a starter to replace Bosh as the team is already without backup Udonis Haslem. It will likely be between Juwan Howard and Joel Anthony.
The Hawks have won six of their last seven games and bring a four-game road winning streak to Miami.