Originally written January 24, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
MIAMI -- Fortunately for Dwyane Wade, there is plenty of wood paneling in the Miami locker room. So the Heat guard didn't have to go far when he said "knock on wood" and then did just that after his team's 123-116 overtime victory Wednesday night over Toronto at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Wade, who had left knee surgery last July, said early in the season it wouldn't be fair to really judge his play until after next month's All-Star break. Never mind that TNT analyst Charles Barkley, who was ripping Wade regularly in late November and early December, either didn't hear Wade say that or just ignored it. After the 10-year veteran got done knocking on wood, he indicated that waiting until the All-Star break to see the old Dwyane Wade is no longer required. That sure looked to be the case when Wade scored a game-high 35 points against the Raptors, his best regular-season effort in nearly two years. "Yes, I am," Wade said of being ahead of sch...
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