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Friday, December 30, 2011
Dwyane Wade starts vs. Wolves

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade was in the starting lineup against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night after being considered a game-time decision with a sore left foot.

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Wade tested his foot both at the team's morning shootaround and before the game to determine if he was ready to play. The injury bothered him in the game at Charlotte on Wednesday, but not enough to prevent him from making the game-winning shot to keep the Heat undefeated.

For the Timberwolves, veteran guard J.J. Barea missed the game with a strained right hamstring. Barea hopes to return Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks, his former team.

Second-round draft pick Malcolm Lee had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee on Friday. He is expected to miss six weeks.