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Wade out against Hawks with sore knee

POSTED: Feb 19, 2016 7:23 PM ET

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— All-Star guard Dwyane Wade sits out Miami's game Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks because of soreness in his left knee, leaving the short-handed Heat without another key player.

Coach Erik Spoelstra says Wade will be evaluated again Saturday.

Miami also was without center Hassan Whiteside, who is suspended for one game, and All-Star forward Chris Bosh, who is out indefinitely with a blood clot in his leg.

The Heat traded center Chris Andersen and forward Jarnell Stokes this week as it sought to gain more flexibility under the NBA's salary cap.

Spoelstra, down to nine healthy players, did not immediately have a revised starting lineup.

Whiteside was suspended one game without pay for throwing an elbow at San Antonio center Boban Marjanovic's head on Feb. 9.