Allen, Wade go through full practice

Oden limited for Heat


MIAMI – As the Miami Heat continue getting ready for the playoffs, there were signs of improved health on Thursday.

Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen participated in a full practice.

Head coach Erik Spoelstra said of Wade's hamstring injury, "He's making progress.  I was encouraged by his work today."

Allen is returning after a bad stomach virus kept him out for a week.

The injury wasn't all good for Miami.

Greg Oden was still limited by his back spasms.

The Heat handily beat the Bucks on Wednesday night to extend their winning streak to four.

Miami leads the Indiana Pacers by percentage points for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Miami hosts Minnesota on Friday night.

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