Dwyane Wade on Last-Second Miss: ‘It Didn’t Want to Go in’

Dwyane Wade’s attempt to win Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the buzzer in overtime last night cruelly danced off the rim, and Wade said afterward that he couldn’t have asked for a better look. From the Boston Globe: “While Wade’s leadership and sacrifice during the last two seasons cannot be questioned, he was unable to revert to his ‘Flash’ days offensively. He finished 16 for 42 shooting in the two games at TD Garden, getting off to painfully slow starts. On Sunday night, he missed 9 of 11 shots in the first half, but responded with 9 third-quarter points as the Heat’s defense stifled the Celtics and rallied from an 18-point deficit. But when it really counted, when the Heat could have stolen the game and headed home to potentially close out the Celtics, Wade was 1 for 5 with a lone 3-pointer in his final 17 minutes. He could have compensated for his inconsistency with that winning 3-pointer, but his cleanest look of the night meant little. ‘Yeah, a good look, on line, it didn’t want to go in,’ he said. ‘Couldn’t ask for a better look, got the shot off I wanted from the standpoint of how we ran it. They took away our first option and then I tried to make a one-on-one play and got a good shot. Yeah, it was on line,’ he repeated. ‘That’s all you can ask for. I got my legs under me a little bit. It just decided it didn’t want to go in tonight.’ […] He wanted the chance to be the hero. He waved off Mario Chalmers, who has been a thorn in the Celtics’ side. ‘I felt like I got a lot of good shots,’ Wade said. ‘I got a lot of good looks, way better than last game. I felt a lot [more] comfortable, Coach did a good job, I got the ball in certain areas. It’s a 50-50 shot when they go up. They don’t always go in, but I’ll shoot them again.'”