Dwyane Wade couldn't miss an opportunity to make history against the Bulls, his hometown team.
After missing a pair of games with a sore right knee, Wade is back in the starting lineup for tonight's game at Chicago's United Center. The Heat is gunning for its 28th victory in a row. The streak is the second longest in NBA history behind the Lakers' 33 straight.
“I think I’m ready to give it a go,” Wade said after Wednesday morning's shootaround against at United Center. “I had two situations I’ve been dealing with. One of them is gone and the other I’ll have to deal with. I just want to get back out there and see how it feels.”
Wade has rested his knee for five days since last Friday's victory against the Pistons. He scored 19 points in the win but aggravated an existing injury in the process. The Heat rolled through a home-road back-to-back despite Wade watching from the bench but the Bulls are a few cuts above the Bobcats and Magic, and the Heat will need its full cast to extend the winning streak past Chicago.