Dwyane Wade Injury: Heat Star Dealing With Lingering Leg Pain

Dwyane Wade is apparently dealing with knee and leg soreness, according to Michael Wallace of ESPN. Wade had one of the worst playoff performances of his career on Thursday night in Game 3 against the Pacers, committing as many turnovers (5) as he scored points. But Wallace reports that Wade required treatment to deal with lingering leg issues that have continued to bother him during the Heat's Eastern Conference Semifinal series. Wade missed 17 games with an assortment of injuries this condensed season. After the woeful Game 3 performance, he was asked if injuries affected his play, and responded briefly:

"At this point of the season, no one is 100 percent," Wade said when asked after Thursday's loss whether he was affected by an injury.

His 2 of 13 performance included a heated exchange with coach Erik Spoelstra, with frustration getting the better of the All-Star repeatedly throughout the series against the Pacers. Whether the injury is affecting his play or not, the Heat will need Wade to dramatically improve his performance in Game 4 if they want to avoid a two-game hole and the brink of elimination.

For more on the Heat, check out Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more on the Pacers, head over to Indy Cornrows and SB Nation Indiana.

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