Sunday , Apr , 08 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Heating up: Wade returns

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Miami guard Dwyane Wade returned to game action
Sunday, less than two months after suffering a dislocated left shoulder.

Wade didn’t start Sunday’s 111-103 overtime loss at home to Charlotte, but he
did finish with 12 points, eight assists and six turnovers in over 26 minutes
of action.

He first entered the contest with 3:58 left in the opening quarter, but his
first basket didn’t come until the opening two minutes of the fourth. Wade hit
one free throw near the end of regulation to force overtime, but the Heat lost
and saw their lead over Washington trimmed to 2 1/2 games in the Southeast

Wade originally suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of a 112-102 loss at
Houston on February 21. The star guard came into Sunday’s action averaging
28.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists this season.