Dwyane Wade is questionable for Game 5 of the Miami Heat–Chicago Bulls series after he bruised his knee in Game 4, but with Miami up 3-1 and Chicago missing half its lineup, why in the world is Wade still “questionable” for this game that is sure to end the series?
In case you haven’t noticed, Wade hasn’t exactly been healthy over the past few weeks and if Miami wants to repeat, its going to need him as strong as possible. In other words, playing him in Game 5 with a bum knee would not be a wise move.
The Heat’s 3-1 series lead and back-to-back wins in Chicago is a result of three straight wins after a surprise loss in Game 1 at home. Needless to say, LeBron James has dominated without scoring 50 points and Chris Bosh has taken his game to another level in these playoffs. Those two factors, coupled with the fact youngsters like Norris Cole are starting to become solid contributors, equal a Heat win without Wade in Game 5.
And maybe the Heat can kill two birds with one stone here because Wade’s choice of attire over the past few games has been awful. Did you see the pants he wore to Game 4? He took the phrase “hell or high water” to a whole new level.
Do the right thing, Miami — sit Wade for Game 5 and get him some new breeches.