Wade managed three points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3Pt), one assist and two blocks across 17 minutes during Thursday's 119-101 loss to Golden State. Wade shifted back to the bench and was virtually a non-factor in the limited role. Wade had been coming off eight starts in a row and had averaged 10.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.3 triples and 1.1 steals per game in that stretch.
Wade recorded 21 points (8-12 FG, 5-8 3Pt), six rebounds, three steals and two assists in 31 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Pelicans. The 24-year-old has now scored double-digit points in three straight games, a span in which he's averaged 15.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.7 three-pointers, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 56.3 percent from the field. The second-year forward hasn't played less than 28 minutes over his past eight games and should continue starting and playing heavy minutes for the 12th seeded Cavaliers. He'll look to make it four-straight double-digit point games Wednesday on the road against the Hornets.
Wade tallied 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks across 29 minutes Thursday in the Cavaliers' 129-102 win over the Thunder. With Jarrett Allen (concussion) and Larry Nance (illness) both sidelined once again Thursday, Wade picked up his fifth straight start. He worked well alongside frontcourt partner Kevin Love, but Wade is likely to lose his spot in the starting five and will see a reduction in playing time once one of Allen or Nance is back in action. Wade is at least providing short-term value in deep leagues during his run on the top unit, averaging 8.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.4 three-pointers, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 steals in 34.0 minutes in those five games.
Wade tallied 16 points (6-14 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and a steal across 38 minutes in Thursday's loss to Philadelphia. Though Kevin Love returned for Cleveland on Thursday, Wade remained in the starting lineup -- along with Love -- and performed well while logging a team-high 38 minutes. The second-year forward has now played 20-plus minutes in six straight contests and is averaging 10.2 points and 5.2 boards over that span. He looks to have earned a healthy amount of playing time regardless of Love's ever-fluctuating status.
Wade will start Thursday's game against Philadelphia, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Despite the return of Kevin Love (calf), Wade is sticking in the starting lineup for the second consecutive game. In his last start, Wade tallied seven points, five rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 34 minutes. He may not see quite as heavy of a workload Thursday with Love back in action.
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