Miami will be without Dwyane Wade, suspended for sticking his foot in the groin of Charlotte’s Ramon Sessions. The Pistons might be without the player who wears No. 3 due to his affinity for Wade, Rodney Stuckey, whose foot landed awkwardly on the critical play to force two overtimes in a crushing loss at Atlanta on Wednesday.
Despite winning his third MVP last season, LeBron James may be even better this year.
With fellow superstar Dwyane Wade sidelined by a suspension, the Miami Heat will again look to James as they seek a seventh straight victory Friday night against a Detroit Pistons team they've dominated recently.
If only Austin Daye’s 3-pointer to give the Pistons a one-point lead after making up a 22-point deficit had come at the buzzer instead of with four seconds left. If only Will Bynum’s layup on their last possession of the first overtime had been laid off the backboard with an ounce less force. If only …