MIAMI -- Heat guard Dwyane Wade turned his right ankle in the first half of Miami's 108-78 victory against New Jersey on Tuesday night and did not return in the second half.
Wade turned the ankle late in the first half, shaking off assistance from a nearby trainer. He ended the night with 13 points on 6 for 8 shooting.
"Not a concern, just more a precaution," LeBron James said of Wade's injury after the game. "We had the game, I don't want to say under wraps, but we had a good comfortable lead to start the second half."
Wade was joking and laughing on the bench with teammates during the second half. He walked with no limp after the game, and appeared at his locker without any ice or other visible signs of treatment.
Wade missed six games earlier this season after spraining the same ankle, though the team said he could have returned to Tuesday's game had he been needed.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.