Even if Dwyane Wade remains out of Miami's lineup, a visit to Detroit still could help the Heat end their current struggles on the road.
With or without one of their three superstars, the Heat look to avoid a fourth straight loss away from home as they try for a sixth consecutive road victory over the Pistons on Wednesday night.
Wade (19.6 points, 5.4 assists per game) missed his fifth consecutive game Tuesday with a sprained right ankle, but is expected to be in Detroit for this contest. Whether he plays or not remains uncertain.
The ankle problem and a previous foot injury have sidelined Wade eight games this season. He scored 24 points each in a pair of road victories over Detroit last season.
Miami (12-5), which concluded a 4-1 homestand with a 92-85 win over Cleveland on Tuesday, looks to snap a three-game road skid that came after it won its first five away from home. With Wade in the lineup, the Heat suffered overtime losses at Golden State and the Los Angeles Clipper...