MIAMI – Heat guard Dwyane Wade missed his fifth consecutive game Tuesday night with a sprained right ankle, sitting out Miami’s matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Also out for the contest: Cleveland rookie Tristan Thompson, sidelined with a sprained left ankle.
Wade remains listed as day-to-day and will travel with the Heat to Detroit for their game there Wednesday. The Cleveland game was the eighth he’s missed this season, including three earlier this month with a sore left foot.
Cleveland coach Byron Scott says Thompson’s condition is improving and that the Brampton, Ont., native will be listed as questionable for the Cavaliers’ home game against the New York Knicks on Wednesday.