Micky Arison

Welcome home: An emotional, weird night for Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade has probably been in the arena the Miami Heat call home thousands of times, so he certainly still remembered how to get there on Thursday.

Knowing where he was supposed to be, that was an issue.

"Opposite side of the building," Wade said. "I really did not know where to go."

Once he got inside, everything — the sense of direction, the emotions, even the competitive juices — all came back to him. Wade played in Miami as an opponent for the first time, he and the Chicago Bulls making their lone appearance of the season in the arena where he was revered for years and before a crowd that let him know time and time again how much...