MIAMI — LeBron James and Chris Bosh sat out the game, resting for the postseason. Dwyane Wade played and got hurt.
Wade lasted less than 3 minutes before dislocating his left index finger, and without their three stars Saturday night, the Heat lost 86-84 to the woeful Washington Wizards.
Wade appeared to get his finger caught in another player's jersey and immediately went to the locker room grimacing in pain. He never returned, even though fans chanted "We want Dwyane!" a couple of times.
There was no immediate estimate as to how long Wade might be out, but with the playoffs beginning next weekend, the Heat will hope for a speedy recovery. He has already missed 14 games this season because of injuries; the Heat are 13-1 without him.