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Dwyane Wade out vs. Pistons due to knee soreness

Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade gestures as he speaks in an news conference during NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Dwyane Wade is inactive for the Heat’s home contest on Tuesday against the Pistons.

“He was a little bit sore after last game,” Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said, “so we’ve been working with him and decided that tonight probably would be good to rest.”

Miami is obviously taking the cautious approach in regard to Wade, keeping in mind the team’s goal of returning to the Finals for a fourth straight season, while remembering just how much trouble that knee gave Wade last June against the Spurs throughout a tough seven game series.

The Heat are off to a 14-3 start, and are currently riding a 10-game winning streak. James Jones will start against the Pistons in Wade’s absence. It’s the fourth game Wade has missed this season.