Dwyane Wade returned to practice Friday, rested and restless.
Nursing a sore right knee, Wade took part in Miami Heat drills for the first time since their series-clinching first-round victory Sunday at Milwaukee. Like his teammates, Wade is eager to start the second round Monday, but the Heat still don't know whether they'll face Chicago or Brooklyn, whose series will decided Saturday in Game 7.
The long break has been boring but beneficial for Miami, affording Wade a chance to mend. He has been dealing with bone bruises around his right kneecap for more than a month.
''It's good to get back on the court,'' he said. ''You've just got to play through it. At this time of the year, everyone has something they're dealing with. No matter what I'm dealing with, knock on wood and thank God I'm just able to still be on the court and play.''
Wade described his status as day to day but said he's in a positive frame of mind about it. While his teammates consider their enforced idleness a ...