If there is one thing Dwyane Wade does not want to discuss, it is his health. That, of course, is exactly where Indiana’s Lance Stephenson took the conversation today.

Looking ahead to his matchup with Wade, beginning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday (3:30 p.m., ABC), Stephenson revealed that making Wade’s problematic right knee “flare up” is part of his strategy.

“D. Wade — I think his knee is messed up, so I’ve got to be extra aggressive and make him run and have him running around and make his knee flare up or something,” he said after the Pacers practiced this afternoon. “I’ll do anything as much as possible.”

Wade’s knee appears to be doing well after a season-long maintenance program to preserve it. He also seems to have fully recovered from the strained hamstring he suffered in late March. He played through an unspecified injury in his right hand in the second round against Brooklyn and says it is a non-issue.

Wade is averaging 17.9 points, four assists and 3.6 rebounds per game in the playoffs while shooting 50 percent from the field.

He and Stephenson have some history and more of it will develop as they go head-to-head in this series. Last time they played each other, March 26, Stephenson was ejected after receiving two technical fouls — the latter of which came from taunting Wade.

Wade’s take on that incident?

“You gotta ask him that,” he said Friday. “I just smiled.”