Saturday , Jun , 04 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Wade out for Saturday’s game

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was ruled out for
Saturday’s Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Detroit
Pistons with a rib injury.

Wade sustained the injury in Game 5 of the conference finals on Thursday. He
went down in the second half of the 88-76 win, but the Heat already had a big
lead and held on for the triumph.

The Marquette product participated in pre-game warm-ups, but couldn’t shake
the nagging rib problem. Rasual Butler will get the start in place of Wade.

In 13 playoff games this season, Wade is averaging 28 points, 6.1 rebounds
and 6.8 assists.

The Heat lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2, and can earn their first trip to
the NBA Finals with a victory Saturday at the Palace. Game 7, if necessary,
would be on Monday in Miami.

MIA