MIAMI (AP) - Heat guard Dwyane Wade is not playing when Miami hosts Houston on Sunday, one day after the All-Star dislocated his left index finger.
Wade is one of four Miami players ruled out for the game. Chris Bosh is missing his fourth straight game because of muscle fatigue in his legs, and Ronny Turiaf will sit for the seventh consecutive game as he works his way back from a hamstring problem. Later, the Heat also said that point guard Mario Chalmers was ruled out with flu-like symptoms.
The Heat would like to have Bosh and Turiaf play in at least one of their two final regular-season games at Boston and Washington. Wade's status is a bit more uncertain.
Wade was hurt early in the first quarter of Miami's loss on Saturday to Washington. He left the arena after that game wearing a splint, saying he will be ready for Game 1 of Miami's first-round playoff series this weekend.