Wade amassed 25 points (10-28 FG, 3-13 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, 10 assists and a block in 36 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Nets. Wade came through with his 5th-career triple-double and had several highlight reel plays in his final NBA game. Although he didn't shoot the ball particularly well over his final two games, Wade was on an absolute tear to end his career, averaging 25.0 points, 5.25 assists and 5.0 rebounds over his last four games. The Heat legend will end his career with averages of 22.0 points, 5.4 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks.
Wade will start Wednesday's game against the Nets, Shandel Richardson of The Athletic reports. Wade will join the starters for the final time in his career. He will see a smaller workload than he did Tuesday, when he played 35 minutes.
Wade will play fewer minutes Wednesday against the Nets than he did during his final home game Tuesday against the 76ers, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. In what will be the final game of his career, Wade is unlikely to crack 30 minutes. His lasting effort will be the 30 points he scored during Tuesday's home victory over the 76ers.
Wade scored a game-high 30 points (10-23 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding three rebounds, three assists and a block in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 122-99 win over the 76ers. Despite the victory, the Heat were eliminated from the postseason when the Pistons won in Memphis. That didn't take away from the festive atmosphere for the final home game of Wade's career, and the future Hall of Famer gave the Miami crowd one last thrill with a vintage performance. He's going out on a high note, averaging 21.8 points, 4.8 assists, 4.2 boards and 2,2 three-pointers through five games in April.
Wade will draw the start at shooting guard for Tuesday's matchup against the 76ers, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. With the East's final playoff spot still up for grabs, this could potentially be Wade's final home game in Miami. Thus, it is not surprising the the Heat have opted to give him the starting nod. It is unclear who he will be replacing in the starting unit at this point, but Dion Waiters figures to be the most likely candidate. The Heat finish their regular season Wednesday in Brooklyn.
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