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Heat legend Dwyane Wade will become 15th active player with 1,000 career games on Saturday vs. Clippers

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Assuming he plays Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center, Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade will become the 15th active player to appear in 1,000 regular-season games, according to NBA.com.

This is Dwyane Wade’s last season in the NBA, as the future Hall of Famer announced before the season started that he is going to retire from basketball after this year is over. Wade, who owns most of the Heat career records, is No. 30 on the all-time scoring list, a mark he reached earlier this season.

Dwyane Wade is the Heat’s career leader in points, assists, steals and games played.

“I don’t even know the significance of 1,000 games,” Wade said. “I don’t know if it’s a big deal. I think it’s just another number.”

In 17 games this year coming off the Heat’s bench, Dwyane Wade is averaging 14.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. The 12-time All-Star is shooting 43.1 percent from the field, 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free-throw line. Wade, 36, is playing roughly 25 minutes a night.

The Heat enter Saturday with a record of 10-14, 10th place in the Eastern Conference. Dwyane Wade has turned back the clock a few times already this season. The Chicago native scored 35 points against the Toronto Raptors back in November.

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