With the Banana Boat crew by his side, Dwyane Wade bowed out of his final NBA game in style.
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After scoring 30 points in his final home game yesterday, Wade turned in another impressive performance, recording a triple-double in the final game of his career at Barclays Center.
Wade poured in 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 113-94 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, the fifth triple-double of his career and his first since 2011.
Fittingly he brought up the triple-double with an assist to long-time teammate Udonis Haslem.
Seriously. Who better to give @DwyaneWade his 10th assist to lock down a triple-double in his final game?- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 11, 2019
Can't make this stuff up... pic.twitter.com/0ZrO3nXtbq
LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul were courtside at Barclays, supporting Wade in his final game, as the first member of the Banana Boat crew headed into retirement.
Dwyane Wade finished with 25 pts, 11 reb, and 10 ast against the Nets in his last NBA game; the 5th triple-double of his career.- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 11, 2019
FROM ELIAS: Wade is the 5th player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his final career regular season game. pic.twitter.com/Oy2Dj9XmbO
"We all started this journey together," James said . "We have a brotherhood that is so much more than basketball. CP [Chris Paul] played last night, we had our last regular season game last night and Melo's right here in New York, so we kind of made the decision to come up here. Listen, we couldn't miss D-Wade's last game."
"They pushed me to be great."@DwyaneWade describes his relationship with LeBron, Carmelo Anthony and CP3 and what it meant to have them at his final game. #GameTime pic.twitter.com/XJ58z4CPjz- NBA TV (@NBATV) April 11, 2019
During the game, Wade even told Paul he was getting a triple-double... then he went out and did.
"I'm trying to get that triple-double."@DwyaneWade called his shot 🔥 #OneLastDance pic.twitter.com/guaqskam1t- ESPN (@espn) April 11, 2019
The Brooklyn crowd soaked in the occasion, giving Wade a rousing ovation as he dribbled out the clock and called time on his storied 16-year career.
That's it. The finale. Thank you @DwyaneWade! ❤️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/MS9rmC1n2D- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 11, 2019
With the win, the Nets hang on to the #6 seed in the Eastern Conference, with a matchup against the Philadlephia 76ers looming in the first round of the NBA playoffs.