The Flash only needed a flash of brilliance to beat the Warriors on Wednesday night.
With his Miami Heat trailing Golden State in the final seconds, Dwyane Wade's 3-point shot was blocked. The probable Hall of Famer gathered the loose ball, heaved a desperation triple ... and banked in the shot to clinch a 126-125 win over the defending back-to-back NBA champions.
The 37-year-old announced before the season that this year, his 16th in the NBA, would be his last. Wade has carved out a role as a solid sixth man for Miami, averaging 14.1 points per game off the Heat bench.
But up until Wednesday, Wade's "last dance" lacked an iconic moment. With the Heat in the thick of a playoff race, Wade got it, hitting his first game-winning buzzer-beater in a long time.
Dwyane Wade hits his 5th career game-winning buzzer-beater and first in nearly 10 years.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 28, 2019
The last time the Warriors lost on a buzzer beater was January 23, 2009.
Who made the shot?
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Wade entered the night averaging more points per game against the Warriors (24.6) than all but one team. He ended the game with 25 points -- eight of which came in the final two minutes and change.
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On Wednesday, the aging superstar confirmed that he did.