New York, 10 – Scout Dwyane Wade played his final game as a pro with an individual exhibition of an authentic future Hall of Famer after providing a triple-double with the Miami Heat, who lost their visitors 113-94 against the Brooklyn Nets, who secured the sixth place in the Eastern Conference in the playoffs.
The Heat, eliminated the night before the playoffs, had nothing to play in the game played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where Wade wanted to give the last individual exhibition of the player who put Miami on the privileged list of the champions of the NBA after getting three titles.
He did it by contributing 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the 36 minutes he played one night after also celebrating the “goodbye” to the fans of the Heat with a contribution of 30 points.
This time for the last “goodbye” as a professional, Wade, 37, was accompanied by his former teammate of four NBA Finals, two league titles and friend, star forward LeBron James, of the Los Angeles Lakers, who refused comment on the surprise resignation of Magic Johnson as president of team operations.
Along with James were also his other friends, Houston Rockets base Chris Paul and forward Carmelo Anthony, who supported him throughout the game from the front row of the spectators.
Wade, who achieved his fifth triple-double as a professional in three quarters, assured him with a scoring pass that gave another veteran and inseparable companion with the Heat for 15 years, center Udonis Haslem, who made his only start as a starter. this season and ended with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds.
While Wade beat the legendary Elgin Baylor (23.149 points) in the 29th place of all-time top scorers in the NBA with a record of 23,175 points.
Then came the great celebration at the end of the game with all the friends who made Wade, after 16 years of professional, went through the front door, in full physical condition and with a safe position in the Hall of Fame.
While the Nets, achieved the victory that allowed them to finish in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, winning 42-40 mark and have rivals in the first round of the playoffs to the Philadelphia Sixers, third in the standings, which they will have the field advantage during the series to the best of seven games.
Base D’Angelo Russell once again led the Nets’ attack with 21 points, including seven triples, and the Brooklyn team returned to the playoffs for the first time since the 2015 season.
The comeback of the Nets has been highlighted since last December when they had a losing record of 8-18 and since then they have won 34-22, the first time they have won since finishing the 2013-14 season with 44-38 and In the second round of the playoffs, the Wade Heat eliminated them.
Another baseman, Puerto Rican Shabazz Napier scored 20 points as second highest scorer of the Nets and was the sixth player of the team after playing 30 minutes and scored six of 13 attempts of triples.
While pivot Jarrett finished as leader of the Nets in the inside game to capture 14 rebounds, which were all defensive. (EFE).