The Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors have both had struggles this season with injuries to a star player on their squad, though the Heat have only one loss to show for it, while the W's have only two wins. And as Stephen Curry will sit out once again with an ankle injury, Dwayne Wade may finally be getting back into gear Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.
According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst Dwayne Wade will possibly try to suit up this evening after getting some treatment on his ankle :
Dwyane Wade said he's hoping to play tonight vs. Warriors after getting treatment this afternoon.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 10, 2012
Both Wade and LeBron had missed time for the Heat (8-1) this season, but that isn't going to slow them down any this year. They are a deeper, more disciplined team than last season, and key pickups like Shane Battier can attest to that. But this is the NBA, where 'amazing' used to happen a couple seasons ago, and even the Heat could fall to the W's, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
For what it's worth, Coach Mark Jackson has been saying all the right things, but not with the desired results:
"The great teams think, `What's going to happen now to win this game?" first-year coach Mark Jackson said. "The teams that have a history of losing think, `What's going to happen that's been happening that's going to cause us to lose?'"
What's going to happen now to win the game? Well, first off, the W's will have matchup problems all night as to who will guard LeBron, and if Wade suits up, then you have yourself another big problem as well. This will be the toughest test the team has faced all season, especially defensively, meaning of they want to win, they'll have to realy lock them down. David Lee and Dorell Wright will also have to have big nights tonight along with Monta if they want to hang with the firepower of Miami, and limit the turnovers because we all know you can't give Miami free buckets.
Tipoff is set for 7:30 pm PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
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