Celtics news: Danny Ainge presents Heat's Dwyane Wade with plaque and piece of TD Garden parquet
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Celtics GM Danny Ainge presents Heat’s Dwyane Wade with plaque and piece of TD Garden parquet

Danny Ainge, Dwyane Wade

Before Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade played his final game at the TD Garden, the home floor of the Boston Celtics, the C’s general manager Danny Ainge presented the three-time champion with a gift.

Ainge presented Wade a plaque that has a piece of Boston’s 2008 parquet floor in it.

Dwyane Wade and the Heat had classic battles with the Celtics between 2010-2012, and Boston fans remember how the three-time champion used to break their hearts in the playoffs.

But at the end of the day, the Celtics, its players and fans appreciate what Wade has accomplished in the NBA and what he’s done for the game of basketball.

D-Wade will be retiring after this season, and he plans to end it by helping Miami make the playoffs. The Heat are currently in a tight race with the Orlando Magic for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference, and while they are currently holding the eighth seed at the moment, they are just half a game ahead of Orlando.

If Miami beats Boston, they will be tied with the Brooklyn Nets for the seventh best record in the East and will be half a game behind the Detroit Pistons for the sixth seed.

The Heat still has six games left and can still climb up to as high as the sixth seed, granting that both the Pistons and the Nets will lose majority of their remaining games. Miami will of course look to avoid a first round match-up with the Milwaukee Bucks, who currently holds the best record in the league.