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Published: Sat, March 18, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Baffoe: Dwyane Wade Injury A Fitting Punctuation On Bulls' Season

Baffoe: Dwyane Wade Injury A Fitting Punctuation On Bulls' Season

Wade got tangled up with Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph underneath the basket in the third quarter of Wednesday's game and missed the entire fourth quarter.

Wade's team-mate Jimmy Butler missed 11 games in March 2015 with a similar injury, leaving Wade anxious after speaking to him.

With 14 games left, the Bulls are trying to capture the Eastern Conference's eighth playoff spot, a position now held by the Detroit Pistons. Wade said it was too early to say whether or not his injury would affect what he does this summer, but he has a big decision to make.

As of Thursday, the Bulls are one game back from a playoff spot.

Back in November, a more innocent time for the Bulls and their backers, Dwyane Wade was leaning back near the sideline at TD Garden in Boston, looking ahead to what figured to be a fascinating season for his new team.

Dwyane Wade's season is now officially over.

This development severely hampers the Chicago Bulls to remain in the playoff race against the Miami Heat. He's averaging just 9.0 ppg this season against Chicago, but much of that has been due to his responsibility trying to slow down All-Star Jimmy Butler. Wade's injury, coupled with the continued sputtering by a team allegedly "fighting" for the last playoff crumb, spells trouble for the organization, both in the present and immediate future. It's just a fine line between what you really want.

Bulls: At Washington on Friday against one of the Eastern Conference's hottest teams.

The teams stayed within six points of each other in the first half, and Memphis went to the locker room with a 54-50 lead. "It's just good to see our guys competing again".

"One thing I know about Dwyane is that he's going to find a way to be motivated by this", said forward Udonis Haslem, who spent the previous 13 season as Wade's Heat teammate, with the two entering the National Basketball Association as Heat rookies in 2003.

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