MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dwyane Wade was back in the starting lineup on Saturday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves after missing the last two games for the Miami Heat.
Wade missed the game against the Pistons on Tuesday because of soreness in his knee and then missed the game on Thursday in Chicago because of an illness. The Heat lost both games.
Wade has missed five games this season, mostly to reduce the wear and tear on the 31-year-old shooting guard's knees. Chris Andersen was also at the shoot-around Saturday after missing the Bulls game for personal reasons. Michael Beasley is out for the Heat with a strained hamstring.
The Timberwolves are missing star forward Kevin Love for the high-profile matchup. Love is mourning the death of his grandmother.