Posted by Royce Young
Dwyane Wade will miss his fifth straight game of the season because of a sprained ankle, sitting out the Heat's game at home versus the Cavaliers Tuesday.
Wade sprained it during a Jan. 14 game against the Denver Nuggets. Without Wade this season, the Heat are 6-1.
Miami will likely just continue doing what it has done over the past four games, putting the ball in LeBron's hands more while using a committee of James Jones, Mike Miller, Norris Cole, Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier to fill Wade's time.
Wade, 30, is averaging 19.6 points, 5.4 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.7 blocks in 35.1 minutes per game this season.
Miami next game after tonight is Tuesday at Detroit, which I wouldn't expect Wade to play either. Maybe he could return Friday for a home game against New York.