WATCH: Dwyane Wade Leads Miami Over the Pacers in Overtime

by January 05, 2016

Dwyane Wade, 33 years young, put on a vintage (and clutch) performance Monday night in the Miami Heat’s 103-100 overtime win against the visiting Indiana Pacers.

Wade finished with 27 points and 8 rebounds; Paul George paced Indy with 32 points and 7 boards.

Chris Bosh added a season-high 31 points, 13 of those coming in the fourth quarter.

Per the Miami Herald:

The Heat’s point guard, not used to seeing the 13-year veteran All-Star ask for lobs, hesitated for a second and then launched a pass from just inside half court. […] “It was kind of a unique situation because I saw his hand doing that,” (Goran) Dragic said with a smile while using his hand to mimic the pointing motion Wade gave him on the play. “I was more thinking ‘OK, this is probably going to be a turnover or something. But in the end –my God.”


Wade not only “soared high enough to get his head next to the rim,” according to rookie Justise Winslow, but the 13-year-veteran caught the ball and dunked it in one smooth motion with his left hand. And that was only the first of several amazing things the soon-to-be 34-year-old did Monday night. […] In another turn-back-the-clock effort, Wade hit a layup with under a second to play to force overtime, hit the winning basket in the extra period and finished with 27 points to lead the Heat to a thrilling 103-100 come-from-behind victory over the Pacers.


“He’s our Benjamin Button,” coach Erik Spoelstra said of Wade. […] “I have had a lot like that,” Wade said. “I have had a left-handed lob catch and I have dunked with the left – just not at the tender age of 33.”