Mario Chalmers suffered a left shoulder injury in the third quarter and went to the locker room during Wednesday's game.
He is questionable to return. It's shaping up to be a rough night for Chalmers since he sustained some sort of leg injury in the first half. Norris Cole will handle the majority of the point guard duties, but the Heat have tons of flexibility with LeBron fully capable of running the point.
LeBron James drove to the basket for a layup at the buzzer to give Miami a 103-102 overtime win on Wednesday, finishing with 30 points, 10 boards, 10 assists, three blocks and two 3-pointers on 12-of-24 shooting.
He got to the basket for a relatively uncontested layup not once, but twice in the last 10 seconds of the game with Roy Hibbert on the bench for each of the last two possessions of overtime. LeBron was a ridiculous 78.3 percent on shots at the rim during the regular season, so Frank Vogel has some explaining to do to leave the middle wide open in the clutch moments of the game. This was the ninth playoff triple-double of LeBron's career and he's come a long way from his naysayers claiming he can't close games. Game 2 will be Friday night, so clear your schedules.
Dwyane Wade played 41 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring 19 points with six boards, five assists, three steals and one block on 9-of-15 shooting.
He was somewhat aggressive in the game and did some of his best work in transition. Wade has said that the week of rest isn't going to help him, but he's made it clear that he'll just tough it out. His 41 minutes are a good sign and he'll need to play a lot of minutes with Mario Chalmers (shoulder) banged up. Norris Cole played outstanding defense on George Hill in his 28 minutes, so he might get some more playing time even if Chalmers is able to return on Friday.
Chris Andersen made all seven of his field goal attempts for 16 points to go with five boards, one steal and three blocks in 18 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.
He's been one of the best bargains of the season at just $541K for the Heat and he did a nice job on both ends of the floor with plenty of hustle. Miami was outstanding in getting good shots with 60 points in the paint, which is well above Indiana's regular-season average of 35.5 points per game from that range. The Birdman is shooting an astonishing 82.9 percent from the field in the postseason and has clearly earned his playing time.
Duke's Mike Krzyzewski will return as head coach of Team USA for the 2016 Rio Olympics, a source with direct knowledge of the situation tells SI's Pete Thamel.
Coach K had previously stated he was done with international basketball after winning back-to-back Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012. It probably doesn't hurt that Krzyzewski, who is 62-1 with USA Basketball, will likely coach a team centered around LeBron James and Kevin Durant that will be the odds-on favorite to win gold in Rio. Krzyzewski will also coach Team USA at the 2014 FIBA World Championship in Madrid. An official announcement is expected Thursday.
Dwyane Wade (knee) will start in Game 1 vs. the Pacers, as expected.
Wade was never in danger of missing this one, but after he described himself as day-to-day, there was some concern. Regardless, Wade will be out there for the opening tip and has already said he isn't planning to take time off to rest his knee.
Dwyane Wade (knee) described himself as "day-to-day" going forward, but he is fully expected to play in Wednesday's Game 1.
Wade is playing with a painful bone bruise that he doesn't think will improve with a few days of rest, so he doesn't even intend to miss any more practices during the playoffs. He averaged only 11.4 points vs. the Bulls in the second round, but he shot 50.9 percent from the field and his minutes were limited during blowouts in Games 2 and 4. We're putting him on the injury report as a precaution, but we expect him to play however many minutes it takes for a victory vs. Indiana on Wednesday.