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The Most Epic Reactions To Dwyane Wade's Vintage Performance Vs. 76ers

'124-year-old D Wade still hitting daggers'
by John Paulo Aguilera | Apr 17, 2018
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The expression "turn back the clock" has become a cliche when used to describe a big game from Dwyane Wade. But there is more to him eclipsing Larry Bird for the 10th spot on the all-time playoff scoring list, and the Miami Heat prevailing over the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-103, to tie their first-round series at a game apiece.

Once the dust has settled, the 36-year-old's line looked like this: 28 points on 11-17 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals, including a clutch stepback jumper that helped the Heat seal the deal. "Father Prime" really took it to the relatively young and heavily favored—especially after the Game 1 blowout—Sixers.

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This wasn't the case a few months ago, when Wade was seen as one of the washed-up veterans that did more harm than good to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now that he's back in Miami, the three-time champion and 12-time All-Star is reminding everyone why it was called Wade County in the first place.

Credit the Heat's solid perimeter play (Goran Dragic 20 pts 8-14 fg, James Johnson 18 pts 7-7 fg), but Wade being stellar off the bench was the X-factor to overcome Philadelphia's fresh legs (Ben Simmons 24 pts 8 reb 8 ast 2 blk, Dario Saric 23 pts 9 reb 5 stl). And social media couldn't agree more:


Can't believe were actually in 2018

People forget that this guy won Finals MVP in 2006

Now Joel Embiid is aching to play in Game 3

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Who knows if Wade will be able do this again, but just for one night, he was the best player in the court again.

 

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