WADE DROPS 28, KEYS HEAT WIN.
By: Takudzwa Makoni
Before Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, doubts over Miami’s superstar guard Dwayne Wade’s availability surfaced as according to reports, he was suffering from a virus.
As we all have learnt countless times, never count out D-Wade. The Heat’s leader turned back the hands of time, finished the game with twenty eight points, five assists and four rebounds, including a vintage seventeen point first half that featured D-Wade at his best, cutting to the rim, leading the break and even showing off his extended range with a pull-up three ball.
The Heat star is showing this season, his first after a four year run with Lebron James came to an end, that when healthy he is still a premiere player in the league, replacing the half-step of athleticism he may have lost, with “old-man’ finesse and an improved jump-shot.
With the off-season addition of forward Luol Deng, the onus for Wade to play hard defense night in and night out has been removed, allowing the veteran to pick his spots and conserve some juice.
For Brooklyn, point guard Deron Williams continued his solid if not spectacular start to the season, putting up a fifteen point, eleven assist double-double, and Mason Plumlee, perhaps the surprise of the early season for Brooklyn, scored twenty one points and grabbed nine boards.