MIAMI - The Big Three was down to the Big Zero on Saturday night.
But don't fret, Miami Heat backers, it's not as bad as it might sound. Yes, the No. 1 seed in the East is all but gone after the undermanned Heat lost 84-82 to lowly Washington at AmericanAirlines Arena. But nobody is seriously hurt on the team, namely Dwyane Wade.
The Heat began the night not planning to use LeBron James, who was rested, and Chris Bosh, who has nagging injuries. But three minutes into the game, Wade caught his finger in the jersey of Wizards guard Jordan Crawford, and was in severe pain.
Wade left the game, and was soon ruled done for the evening with a dislocated finger. But X-rays were negative, and Wade was about as pleased as he could have been.
"I'm not going to cry about it," Wade said. "When I was sitting on the table before they could put it back in, worst-case scenario was surgery and best-case scenario was this. So I got the best-case scenario and I still get to play basketball. Obvious...