It was supposed to be Dwyane Wade’s night.
But to get the W, Miami needed more than they’ve gotten at times from Dion Waiters and Hassan Whiteside.
Waiters was the offensive star for the first three quarters, as the Heat struggled to defend the league-worse Knicks, and Whiteside carried Miami in the fourth after Erik Spoelstra chose to let him play down the stretch. Waiters finished with 28 points, and Whiteside had 17 points and 10 rebounds.
That kept the Miami right where they were, as Brooklyn, Detroit and Orlando all pulled mild upsets.
So the Heat are now 38-38, and the eighth seed, with six games left in Dwyane Wade’s regular season career. Wade had 16 points and seven rebounds.
Some were impressed enough by the win to make grand proclamations.
They had to come back to beat the Knicks https://t.co/Nxa43RgESi
— Five Reasons Sports Network (@5ReasonsSports) March 31, 2019
Here’s how Wade was honored at Madison Square Garden, the place where Danilo Gallinari shouldn’t have made him taste his own blood:
(Our Michael Sonbeek was on the scene and sent this video).