Dwyane Wade sends hilarious tweet about Bam Adebayo’s poster on Josh Richardson
The Miam Heat Twitter account posted a celebratory picture of their wild 117-116 win featuring Adebayo’s dunk over J-Rich. Heat legend Dwyane Wade responded on the tweet, saying he couldn’t help but see Richardson just asking for a hug from his former teammate in mid-air.
When i look at this picture i think JRich really missed Bam and wanted to hug him in mid air 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/oFAXqIJkCg
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) December 29, 2019
Unfortunately for Richardson, that was not a part of Adebayo’s plans when he went up for the thunderous throwdown.
As mentioned, Bam’s dunk happened at a crucial juncture of the game and kickstarted what eventually became one of the wildest finishes to an NBA game this season.
With Miami down by two with the clock winding down to 15 seconds, Jimmy Butler forced a Sixers turnover. Rookie Tyler Herro secured possession and raced down the court. He then pulled up and absolutely nailed a gutsy step-back triple in transition to give the Heat a one-point lead.
Butler stole the ball again in the ensuing possession, and the Sixers were forced to play the foul game with 3.3 seconds to go in regulation. Butler just made one of his two freethrows to put them up by two.
The Sixers had no more timeouts remaining. Josh Richardson got the ball and immediately raced down the floor for a shot. The officials, then, called a foul on J-Rich’s shot and awarded him two freethrows for a chance to tie the game.
Richardson, however, missed the first freethrow and the Sixers had no choice but to intentionally miss the second and hope for an offensive rebound. The plan worked as Ben Simmons eventually flew in from the outside for a tipped-in the game tying shot to send the game into overtime.
Miami and Philadelphia traded punches in OT and both teams were eventually knotted 116-all late in the extra period. With ball in Jimmy Butler’s hands, the two-way guard went up for the game-winning jumper and was fouled by Al Horford.
Butler made just one of the two freethrows, but those were enough to secure the thrilling home victory for Miami, which moved into 2nd place in the Eastern Conference standings.