Heat’s Dwyane Wade believes Warriors’ starting 5 is ‘as good as it gets’ in NBA history
The Heat had the Warriors on their heels during the first part of the first quarter, carving a 10-point lead at the end of it. The deficit, however, was cut to five by halftime and completely erased by the third quarter, despite carving up as much as a 19-point lead by the 4:38 mark of the first quarter.
Wade gave his team the lead in the closing seconds of regulation with a block of Kevin Durant and a runaway drop-by dunk delivery, showing his veteran savvy scouting the likes of Durant and his remaining athleticism at 36 to race up the court and finish to give his team a prayer against an All-Star studded roster.
D Wade gets the clutch block on Durant and the go ahead basket, please don’t retire. pic.twitter.com/4AZgSecS3j
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“That is as good as it gets in our game with any team ever to play this game,” Wade said after the game, according to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. “That is as good as it gets with a starting five. That is why they are who they are, that is why they are champions.
“To be able to add a guy like DeMarcus to it, that is what great teams do. They add a piece and keep adding certain right pieces, and they’ve done it.”
The Warriors would eventually withstand a Heat potential comeback, taking home a 120-118 win and keeping Wade from racking up another of his many wins at Oracle Arena.