The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Sports -

Lak­ers: For­ward Brandon In­gram is ex­pected to be ready for next sea­son af­ter un­der­go­ing surgery on his right arm. In­gram had tho­racic out­let de­com­pres­sion surgery, the Lak­ers said.

In­gram was de­clared out for the sea­son ear­lier this month af­ter he was di­ag­nosed with deep ve­nous throm­bo­sis. A blood clot caused shoul­der pain for In­gram, who av­er­aged a ca­reer-best 18.3 points and 5.1 re­bounds this sea­son.

Heat: When star sixth man Dwyane Wade took a scary, hard fall on a drive to the basket late in the third quar­ter Fri­day night against the Bucks and was very slow to get up, the worst could’ve come to mind.

What if Wade, with 14 reg­u­lar-sea­son games re­main­ing in his “One Last Dance” re­tire­ment sea­son, were to miss a sig­nif­i­cant chunk of those down the fi­nal stretch? Or even all of them?

Cri­sis averted from that stand­point.

“I think Dwyane will be OK. He fell on his hip pretty hard, but he was mov­ing around OK when he came back,” Heat coach Erik Spoel­stra said af­ter Fri­day’s game.

Wade, who played Fri­day de­spite en­ter­ing as ques­tion­able with a bruised el­bow, reaf­firmed: “I’m OK.”

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