Even though he’s playing his final season in the league, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade continues to remind everyone that he’s not afraid of pressure situations. With less than one minute remaining in the game, Wade blocked a shot by Kevin Durant, which led to a turnover. He sprinted on the other end of the floor to score on a layup and give the Heat a 116-115 lead.
Miami eventually lost the game, 120-118, but they gave the Golden State Warriors a run for their money. The Conference-leading leading Warriors were expected to make quick work of the Heat, who are barely holding on to the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
But Miami did put up a good fight. They took the fight to the Dubs right from the beginning of the game, leading 26-7 early in the first quarter. The Heat were clicking on both ends of the floor and were seemingly on their way to pulling an upset victory.
But the Warriors played like champions. Behind Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Klay Thompson, Golden State slowly but surely erased Miami’s big lead.
Durant finished with 39 points, six boards, and four assists, while the backcourt tandem of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry finished with 29 and 25 points, respectively, while combining for 11 three-pointers made.
Still, the Warriors weren’t able to put the Heat away. Miami answered every haymaker Golden State threw at them and responded with big shots of their own.
But ultimately, it was the newest addition to the Warriors that sealed the day as DeMarcus Cousins was fouled with less than six seconds left with the game tied at 118. He made two free throws to give the Dubs a two point lead.
Dion Waiters tried to win the game for Miami, but missed in the dying seconds, giving Golden State the win.