Posted by Sabrina B.Â @gametimegirl
Game on the line, a sold-out arena standing in anticipation. Â Dwyane Wade relished those moments in 2006. And apparently still does.
Playing with five fouls yet attacking nonetheless, Wade scored five of his 17 points in the final 1:34 to help theÂ Miami Heat hold off a huge comeback try by Philadelphia and beat the 76ers 97-89 on Saturday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Chris Bosh scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, whileÂ LeBron James finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds — making them the sixth and seventh players to record double-doubles in their Heat playoff debuts.
And the game wasn’t decided until the final moments, when Wade came off the bench to take over at point guard and direct Miami to its first Game 1 victory since the 2006 Eastern Conference finals.
“I was just reading the game, getting off the ball a lot, just trying to read how they defended me so at that moment I thought I would get a little aggressive,” Wade said.
Game 2 is Monday in Miami.
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