NBA 2018-19: 3 Talking points from Dwyane Wade's memorable night against the Golden State Warriors
"I've been in this position so many times and so many times you don't make the shot," Dwyane Wade, the three-time NBA Champion said. "And the one I make is a one-legged flick from my chest. It's crazy. Great to do it in front of fans."
For a game that looked to be totally in control of the Miami Heat, it did have an exceptionally nail-biting finish. The dynamic combo of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry had turned the tables, but the way they were flipped back on the Golden State Warriors was exceptional.
Some of the key players of the night include Goran Dragic who made 27 points off the bench making him the top scorer for Miami Heat and Josh Richardson also added in his share with 21 points. On the Warriors side, Klay Thompson came in with an impressive 36 points and Kevin Durant at 29
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Wade was the closest thing to a magician in the arena last night. He pulled off an impossible task in the absolute last second to allow Miami to close the game at 126-125 against the reigning NBA champions.
While Miami had a 24-point advantage over the Golden State Warriors, they blew it all in the fourth quarter bringing scores neck and neck. While Durant made one of his two free throws with 14 seconds left it seemed to be game over for the Heat until Wade went up for a second time and put down a game winner.
Wade, who is currently 37 years old and has announced that he will be retiring post this season finished at an impressive 25 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. He brought Miami's three-game losing streak to an end and brought them to a 27-33 record overall.
"I knew it was going in as soon as it left his hand," Steve Kerr, coach for the Golden State Warriors said. "I guess it's fitting. His last season, this kind of game – for him to finish it the way he did, incredible."