NBA: Top 3 highest-scoring games of Dwyane Wade's career
- Dwyane Wade's storied NBA career is filled with legendary performances
Dwyane Wade was selected by the Miami Heat with the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. After averaging 16.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in his rookie season, he was named to the All-Rookie First Team. He went on to become one of the greatest shooting guards to ever play in the NBA.
A career filled with accolades, Wade is a 3-time NBA champion and also won the finals MVP award in 2006. The 12-time All-Star is currently playing in his final year in the NBA and came back to the franchise with whom he has spent the most part of his career, Miami Heat. Let us look at three of the highest-scoring games of Dwyane Wade's career.
#3 50 vs Utah Jazz, March 14, 2009
Stat line: 50 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks on 48.7 % shooting
After torching the Boston Celtics, scoring 32 points in the win, Dwyane Wade breathed fire against the Utah Jazz and scored his then career-high (tie) 50 points on 19-for-39 shooting. He hit some of the most insane shots we will ever see en route to his 50 points.
The Jazz were leading 55-51 at the half-time but Wade carried the team on his back in the second half to will them to the victory. In the third quarter, he became the Miami Heat's all-time scoring leader after an easy dunk.
In the fourth quarter, with Heat down by as many as eight points and only 2:33 remaining, he made a tough three-pointer to get the Heat back in the game. Wade's heroics continued in overtime and double-overtime. With 1:54 left in the second OT, Wade pulled up to tie the game 121-121 and then backed it up with another mid-range jumper in defender's face.
In the third and the final overtime, Wade continued his form and made big plays to help the Heat to victory, 140-129.