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Lakers Vs. Heat, Christmas Day: New Dwyane Wade T-Mobile Commercial To Debut During Game

The Miami Heat won their final tune-up for their Christmas showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, defeating the Phoenix Suns 95-83 in Phoenix. The Heat got the win without Dwyane Wade, who missed the game with a left knee injury suffered in Monday's loss to the Dallas Mavericks. It is unknown whether or not Wade will play on Saturday in Los Angeles, but Wade will be featured prominently in the broadcast.

Wade's latest commercial for T-Mobile will run during the ABC broadcast. In the commercial, which also features Charles Barkley and Steve Nash, Wade is locked in his hotel room, and a video taken with his phone showing Wade saying "get me out of here," and distributed over the T-Mobile network inadvertently sets off a firestorm of trade rumors. The commercial was shown at halftime of TNT's broadcast of Miami's game in Phoenix Thursday night:

Wade is averaging 23.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 4.3 assists for the Heat this season. Wade and the Heat have lost their last five road games against the Lakers, with their last victory coming in 2004...on Christmas Day. Saturday's 2 p.m. PST tipoff will be televised by ABC.

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