Dwyane Wade participated in the Heat's shootaround on Tuesday morning but will sit against the Bucks. It will be Wade's fifth game in a row to miss due to an apparent knee injury.
Wade hasn't played since the Heat's victory against the Hornets on March 29.
“When I feel it, I’ll get back on the court,” Wade said on Sunday. “Obviously I want to play, but I just have to make sure that I’m right…If you’re injured, you got to get healthy."
The Heat's Big 3 hasn't played together against that game in New Orleans. LeBron James (hamstring tightness) has missed three games, Bosh (hyper-extended knee) has missed one and Ray Allen (ankle) sat out a game. Mario Chalmers (ankle) missed games as well.
“A lot of people think the Heat are just resting, but, you know, we played a lot of games this season and we got guys banged up at certain times with different elements," Wade said. "So, we got to get them healthy just like other teams have done. It just so happens that we’re able to do it at the end of the year.
“We took care of business and we were able to say, ‘OK, we have these injuries, let’s just try to take care of them and be smart.’”
Bosh missed shootaround with an illness, according to the Heat, but could be available tonight. Whether or not he plays will be a game-time decision.