Due to a conflict in schedule, TNT won’t be able to air Dwyane Wade’s final home game, which will be on Tuesday night when the Miami Heat host the Philadelphia 76ers.
TNT bypasses Dwyane Wade's final home game, instead will air Celtics-Wizards on Tuesday night.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) April 4, 2019
TNT won’t be able to accommodate the game, which is scheduled to air at 7:30 pm ET because they are already set to air the game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets at 9:30 pm ET. They attempted to have the Heat-Sixers game moved at least a half hour earlier, but the Heat couldn’t make it happen.
The network will instead air the game between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards.
Wade, who made it clear that this will be his final season in the NBA, is currently doing his best to help the team make the playoffs. The 37-year-old future Hall of Famer is averaging 14.5 points and 4.1 assists this season.
Wade will finish his career at 17 seasons, 15 of which, he spent with the Heat. He won three NBA championships and has been selected as an All-Star 13 times.
The Heat are currently ninth in the Eastern Conference standings and are half a game behind the Orlando Magic for the final spot in the playoffs. Their back-to-back losses against the Celtics really hurt them, as they were in the seventh seed prior to those two games.
The team has four games left, still enough to make a final push for the postseason, but they will need a little bit of luck if they’re going to make it there.
Two of Miami’s final four games will be against two of the best teams in the East. Aside from the Sixers, they will also face the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
The Magic on the other hand, have a relatively easier schedule. Two of their final three games will be against non-playoff teams. They are currently dominating the Atlanta Hawks, and will face the Celtics on Sunday and the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.