Heat guard Dwyane Wade plans to play Tuesday night when Miami hosts the Boston Celtics to close a five-game homestand.
Wade did not play Sunday in Miami's 98-75 win over Detroit because of right ankle soreness. He worked out with the Heat at practice Monday, staying afterward to do extra shooting and pronounced himself ready to play.
It's the start of an important stretch for the Heat. After the Boston game, Miami visits Chicago on Thursday night. The Heat will enter Tuesday two games behind the Bulls in the race for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Miami enters the matchup with the Celtics having won 18 of its last 19 home games, but lost by 19 points at Boston last Sunday.