PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Miami guard Dwyane Wade sat out the Heat's game Wednesday night against Philadelphia to rest his sore knees.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he wanted to give Wade an extra day to recover and keep him out of the second game of the season-opening back-to-backs. Wade scored 13 points for the Heat in their 107-95 win over Chicago on Tuesday night.
Wade walked into the locker room with both knees wrapped in ice.
He's one of only four players to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists last season, but knee problems during the playoffs have led to him fielding questions about his perceived decline.
Wade says there was no sense pushing it this early in the season. He says it's too early to think about sitting out the second game of back-to-backs the rest of the season.

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