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Even when Wade's ailing, Heat have no qualms turning to him in crunch times

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    Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) talks with Dwyane Wade (3) during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal against the Chicago Bulls, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (The Associated Press)

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    Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, right, shoots as Chicago Bulls' Richard Hamilton (32) defends during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (The Associated Press)

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    Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) and Chris Bosh, right, hug after the Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls 94-91 in Game 5 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Miami. The Heat advanced to the conference finals. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (The Associated Press)

Dwyane Wade says he is simply trying to do what he can to help the Miami Heat win.

Some nights, that still means he can do plenty.

Wade has been bothered by a sore right knee for more than two months, and his aggression is clearly limited by that problem. His scoring is way down over his postseason norms, and he's hardly getting to the free throw line at all. But with Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Chicago still up for grabs, Wade was the only starter to make a field goal in the final quarter.

He delivered when the Heat needed him most, and now they're back in the East finals for the fifth time in his career.