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In his first three minutes of action, Wade picked up a technical foul for needlessly throwing a ball at Marco Belinelli, then hung himself on the rim. Was it the result of his ongoing knee troubles?
Wade scored nine points in his first 22 minutes of play, putting in some nice off-ball cuts and simple dunks in transition, but his jumper was atrocious, and Miami couldn't really use him as a ball-handler.
He finished with 15 points in 28 minutes.
After playing 48 minutes for three straight games, Jimmy Butler finally found himself on the bench to start the second quarter.
When he returned, LeBron James was waiting as his defensive assignment. Despite sitting five minutes in the first half, Butler led the team with nine points.
He didn't score in the second half.