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Haslem continuing to improve for Heat

Heat forward Udonis Haslem says he's hopeful of returning to the Miami lineup sometime this postseason.

Continuing his comeback following a ruptured foot ligament in November, Haslem went through another full practice with Miami on Tuesday. Haslem says there was less pain and soreness in his foot after the workout than he expected.

Haslem says he feels like his time is coming. He says he doesn't know when, "but I definitely feel like it's coming."

There is still no firm timetable for Haslem's potential return. He is not in Miami's plans for Game 5 of an Eastern Conference first-round series against Philadelphia on Wednesday.

If Miami advances, it could open the East semifinals against Boston this weekend.