MIAMI -- Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade missed the team's morning shootaround practice with what the team said were flu-like symptoms, marking the second straight year his health has been a major factor entering Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Miami coach Pat Riley said Wade was being treated and did not divulge any other specifics -- but insisted his leading scorer would be ready for Friday night's sixth game of the East finals against Detroit, a series the Heat led 3-2.
"He's going to be fine. He'll be here tonight, yeah," Riley said. "It's just something that came on. He's going to be fine. ... He's being very well taken care of."
No Heat players were made available for comment after the workout. The Pistons did not hold practice Friday morning.
Last season, Wade missed the sixth game of the Miami-Detroit East title series because of a rib injury from Game 5. With Wade sidelined, the Pistons won Game 6 by 25 points; he played, but was clearly laboring, in Miami's Game 7 loss at home to end that series.
"There ain't no Plan B. There's not any Plan B," Riley said.
Wade is averaging a team-best 29.2 points on 66 percent shooting in the first five games against the Pistons. For the playoffs, Wade is averaging 27 points for Miami -- which could advance to the NBA finals for the first time Friday by beating the Pistons.
"If the guy misses, you're not going to replace him," Riley said. "But the point is, he's going to be there tonight."