- Associated Press - Friday, December 30, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Miami Heat star guard Dwyane Wade says he will wait until game time to see if his sore left foot will allow him to play against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Wade tested his foot with a thorough workout at the team’s shootaround Friday morning. He tried jumping off it and landing on it on several drives to the basket to see if it was ready for the pounding of a game.

Wade says the foot is still a little sore and that he will wait to see how it feels in the evening before deciding whether to play.

For the Timberwolves, veteran guard J.J. Barea will miss the game with a strained right hamstring. Barea hopes to return Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks, his former team.

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