With Dwyane Wade the strides are easy to measure. All you have to do is measure the frequency of those strides.

Not only did Wade play both ends of a back-to-back set for the first time in over a month when he did it this past weekend against the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors, but Tuesday's appearance in the Miami Heat's victory over the New Orleans Pelicans made it three games in four nights.

Wade, who underwent shock-wave knee therapy in mid-July, now has appeared in six consecutive games, his longest uninterrupted run since appearing in an eight-game stretch that ended Nov. 16.

This time, the veteran guard not only has committed to Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks, but also is hopeful of completing the back-to-back road set Friday against the Brooklyn Nets.

"Right now," he said, "it's still game to game. I'm going to play the Knicks game, and we'll see how I feel after that game and hopefully I feel great, because I want to play the Brooklyn game.