Wade held out for Heat vs Grizzlies game, who else won't play tonight?

Mike Ehrmann

Here's the rundown on which Miami Heat players won't be playing Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies

Dwyane Wade will once again be held out for tonight's Miami Heat road game versus the Memphis Grizzlies because of his pesky left hamstring, which will now be his eighth straight game he's missed.

At this point, is this cause for concern so close to the playoffs? Initially it was thought that the injury was minor and he was taking advantage to rest up for the postseason but now there could be rust issues as well. This on top of the fact that last month the team was just starting to jell with him back in the lineup and his minutes affecting the rotation.

Chris Andersen, AKA The Birdman, is also going to be held out of tonight's action with knee issues, which isn't too shocking considering he looked uncharacteristically "off" last night. He bobbled the ball on more than a few plays and wasn't fully able to provide his usual brand of reckless but passionate ball.

Udonis Haslem did not travel with the team to Memphis because of his stomach virus, which the team certainly did not want to be afflicted with as well.

Greg Oden is not ready to return from his back spasms either. As a result, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said in pre-game comments to the media that he will have to use center Justin Hamilton tonight so expect some long range shot attempts, which might force the Grizzlies big men to drift outside the paint to cover him if he starts knocking them down.

The Indiana Pacers will be resting all five of their starters against the league-worst Milwaukee Bucks. Chris Bosh and LeBron James will need to play well to secure a Heat win but this is also the second night of a back-to-back and they need their rest as well with just five games remaining.

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