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Wade shakes off pain when Heat need him most

Thursday - 5/16/2013, 4:55pm  ET

Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) talks with Dwyane Wade (3) during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal against the Chicago Bulls, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

AP Basketball Writer

MIAMI (AP) -- It was an hour or so after the Miami Heat punched their ticket back to the Eastern Conference finals, and a question was asked about the perceived demise of Dwyane Wade's abilities.

LeBron James was not pleased.

"He's a Hall of Famer. He has two rings," James said. "He doesn't to prove himself to anyone. No one."

Maybe, maybe not.

But just in case, Wade ignored his aching right knee and put those oft-questioned skills on full display to earn his fifth trip to the East finals.

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