Wayne Ellington has emotional post-game interview after ‘magical’ win over Raptors
Wayne Ellington was emotional after a season finale that had his Miami Heat claw its way back from a seven-point deficit entering the fourth quarter, forcing overtime, and snatching one last win from the Toronto Raptors to finish out the regular season.
The North Carolina product was the hero in a night where the starting lineup only produced 40 points of offense altogether, heavily relying on Ellington’s shooting pyrotechnics to keep the team afloat.
Ellington finished with a game-high 32 points and made 12-of-16 from the floor and 8-of-12 from distance to propel the Heat to a 116-109 win while breaking the franchise’s single-season record for most 3-pointers made.
“It was one of those nights, it was magical,” said Ellington. “I just got in the zone… I don’t wanna get emotional but it just feels amazing.”
.@MiamiHEAT Wayne Ellington discusses what it is like to finish the regular season with a win heading into the playoffs and how magical it was to break the single season 3-pointer record. #HEATCulture pic.twitter.com/L8S3RNNxv7
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Head coach Erik Spoelstra has shown the ultimate confidence in his marksman, telling him to “let it rip” through the last couple of seasons, and that he did — totaling a career-high 227 made threes, along with a career-high in scoring with 11.2 per game.
The Heat will now take on the red-hot Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, a series to watch out for with the season series evenly split at 2-2, with both teams grabbing wins at home.