Dwyane Wade expected to play

MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade, who has been sidelined with a sore Achilles and knee the past two games, practiced Tuesday and is expected to play in Wednesday's game against the Indiana Pacers.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Wade would be re-evaluated before and after the team's midday shootaround on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to solidify his status for the game. But Wade participated in the Heat's full workout at their practice facility Tuesday before traveling to Indiana.

"I feel good," Wade said. "I came in today to test it out, and it felt pretty good. So now, hopefully, [Wednesday] it's not as sore and I can continue to and get back on the court."

Barring a setback, the Heat (48-21) should be at full strength when they face the Pacers (51-20). Indiana holds a two-game lead over the Heat for the No. 1 seed in the East with three weeks remaining before the playoffs. The teams split their first two matchups this season and wrap up their regular-season series in Miami on April 11.

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