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Dwyane Wade sinks game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Heat past Warriors

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Dwyane Wade celebrates game-winner over Warriors (NBA Getty Images)

One last dance. One last game winner?

16-year veteran Dwyane Wade continued his retirement tour Wednesday night by sinking a one-footed fadeaway 3-pointer as time expired to give the Heat a one-point win over the defending-champion Warriors.

It was a virtuoso performance for the 37-year-old, who finished the night with 25 points (on 10-for-17 shooting), seven rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes of action. Wade's game-winner was one of five 3-pointers he made on the night, and he shot 62.5 percent from distance.

There was no better way for the three-time champ to cap off his performance than by knocking down the third game-winning buzzer-beater of his career - his first since he hit a one-footed running 3-pointer against the Bulls 10 seasons ago.

Poetically, Wade celebrated his game-winner against the Warriors the same way he celebrated against the Bulls in 2009, jumping atop the scorers' table to the adoration of the sold-out crowd at American Airlines Arena.

With the win, the Heat move to 27-33 on the season and are now just a half game behind the Hornets for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

With Goran Dragic back from injury and Wade continuing to play at a high level, Miami is in a good position to make a push for the final playoff spot - a fitting send off for the future Hall of Famer.

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