They are the three words in the same sentence that make Miami Heat fans cringe: Wade. Knee. Sidelined.

Sunday, for the first time this season, that was the case, with Dwyane Wade sidelined against the Boston Celtics at AmericanAirlines Arena due to a bruised right knee.

For a night, the Heat survived, finally getting a breakthrough on this seven-game homestand, with a 100-84 victory in a game also played in the injury absences of Chris Bosh, Josh McRoberts and Hassan Whiteside.

They are the three words in the same sentence that make Miami Heat fans cringe: Wade. Knee. Sidelined.

Sunday, for the first time this season, that was the case, with Dwyane Wade sidelined against the Boston Celtics at AmericanAirlines Arena due to a bruised right knee.

For a night, the Heat survived, finally getting a breakthrough on this seven-game homestand, with a 100-84 victory in a game also played in the injury absences of Chris Bosh, Josh McRoberts and Hassan Whiteside.