|O'Neal, Williams don't travel with Heat for game at Wizards|
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|Saturday, 29 December 2007 13:45|
After playing in each of Miami's first 29 games, O'Neal missed a second consecutive contest. He is sidelined by sore hips and a sore thigh. Williams, who like O'Neal sat out Friday's overtime loss to the Orlando Magic, has left knee tendinitis.
Also not making the trip with the Heat: guards Chris Quinn (left ankle) and Smush Parker, who hasn't played in a month after a confrontation with a female valet parking attendant.
Asked for an update on the missing players, coach Pat Riley said: ``They're all alive and breathing.''
Riley also said he expected star guard Dwyane Wade to show the effects of playing 51 1/2 minutes Friday.
``Today he's like Secretariat. He's, like, sore. And that you're going to have to deal with. So we've been rubbing him all day, brushing him down,'' Riley said with a laugh.
``He's going to be sore tonight. We've just got to get him loose, and we've got to be conscious of it. I think he's going to go through that for probably most of the year, until his body just totally comes back. His shoulder and his knee - and the fact that he didn't play for nine months.''