Heat star Dwyane Wade and reserves Udonis Haslem, Mike Miller and James Jones were held out of contact portions of Sunday's practice.
Only a year ago, everything in Dwyane Wade's life was uncertain.
Mavericks stars Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry insist they don't care that their second crack at an NBA championship is coming against the Miami Heat, the team that kept them from winning it all the first time around.
Almost lost in the shuffle of Miami's series-tying win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals was the small matter of a long-awaited reunion.
By the numbers, the Chicago Bulls easily could have been blown out by the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The season began with Udonis Haslem inspiring the Miami Heat with his words. He gave a passionate speech in the locker room nearly seven months ago, talking about how desperately he wanted to win a championship to honor his recently deceased mother.
LeBron James came up big down the stretch and scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 24 and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 85-75 Wednesday night to tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece.
Udonis Haslem is back on the Miami Heat bench for Game 4 against the Boston Celtics after missing 77 games with a ruptured ligament in his left foot.
Udonis Haslem was on the court three hours before tipoff Sunday, putting himself through a workout with hopes of getting into the Miami Heat lineup. Shaquille O'Neal walked around the Boston Celtics locker room in a pair of game shorts, sparking some speculation that he was ready to play.