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Heat's Wade sits for Game 4

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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade did not start Game 4 of the Eastern Conference playoff series with the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday in Milwaukee because of a sore knee.

The Heat said Wade was active for the game, but Mike Miller started in his place as the Heat tried to close out the best-of-seven series.

Wade received treatment the past two days for bone bruises around his right knee. He missed six games at the end of the regular season because of the injury and sat out a practice on Saturday.

After Wade tested the knee during warm-ups on Sunday, the decision was made to sit Wade and avoid risking further injury with the Heat holding a commanding lead over the Bucks.

"I'm day to day, getting treatment around the clock. There's nothing more to add," Wade said Saturday in a statement.

Wade had four points, 11 assists, nine rebounds and five steals but was 1 of 12 from the field in Miami's 104-91 win in Game 3.

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