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Wow. Dwayne Wade Explodes for 55

Posted on: April 13, 2009 6:29 pm

 Dwayne Wade has done it again. This was a monster game for him, what with 55 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and a block.   Wade's big night got started with a 16-point first quarter, which was his highest-scoring period since putting up 19 in the first quarter against Phoenix on March 4. Mario Chalmers and Michael Beasley had a big nights too, with Chalmers posting 9 assists, 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals in 39 minutes and Beasley having pulled down 16 rebounds, the most in the game, 1 assist, 2 blocks, and 28 points. For the Knicks, Al Harrington had the best night, posting 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. With this win, the Heat have secured the number 5 spot in the East. If I was Atlanta and whoever would be covering him, I'd be pretty scared right now. He went 19-30 from the field and had a career high 6 3-pointers. He was also 1 point shy of breaking Glen Rice's Heat record of 56 points in a game before the Heat coach, Erik Spoelstra, with 1 minute remaining in the 4th quarter. After the game, Spoelstra said, "He's broken every other record. Let's leave one of them to Glen Rice." The Knicks also got an 11 point, 11 rebound night from David Lee. The pretty disgusting thing about this game was the fact that, thru 3 quarters, Wade had 50 points and the rest of the team had 47. Wade became the first player since Kobe Bryant in a 2006 game against the Jazz to score 50 points before the 4th quarter. When the game was over, the Heat huddled around a TV in the training room to see the Raptors beat the 76ers, which clinched the number 5 spot for the Heat.     





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