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Miami Herald: What's in store for Heat's Dwyane Wade during his final All-Star Weekend as a player?
Moments. There will be plenty of them for Dwyane Wade during All-Star Weekend.
There will be moments to celebrate, moments to take in with his family, friends and peers, and moments to reflect on his Hall of Fame career.
As Wade goes through All-Star Weekend as a player for the final time before he retires at the end of the season, he isn't sure what to expect leading up to Sunday's All-Star Game.
"I'm just going to try to enjoy it," said Wade, who was selected with Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki as an All-Star by NBA commissioner Adam Silver as "special team roster additions.
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Fansided: Miami Heat Column: Approaching their most critical stretch of the season
After a nice win in Dallas, the Miami Heat will get a few days off during the All-Star break before throwing their weight behind a playoff push. These final 26 games could be as important as any stretch since the end of the Big Three era.
First, a status update: At the time of the break, the Heat (26-30) have lost six of their last 10 games and are tied with the Detroit Pistons for the eighth-best record in the Eastern Conference.
It's hardly been an ideal season for Miami. Outside of an impressive December run that was no doubt juiced by the revelation of #PointJustise, the team has faced a carousel of injuries, lineup changes and shifts in the locker room hierarchy.
Miami Herald: Podcast: Assessing Miami Heat's playoff chances at the All-Star break. Plus a mailbag
The All-Star break is here, which means the Miami Heat has some time to regroup before the final playoff push in 2019. After a five-game West Coast trip, the Heat heads into the final 26 games of the season in a tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference, so the latest episode of the Heat Check podcast asks a simple question: Will Miami reach the postseason?
David Wilson and Anthony Chiang, the Heat beat writer for the Miami Herald, discuss strengths of schedule, star players and coaching edges for the East's contenders for the final playoff spot.
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Miami Herald: Mailbag: What will the Miami Heat do with Justise Winslow when Goran Dragic returns?
The weekly Miami Herald Heat mailbag is here to answer your questions.
If you weren't able to ask one this time, send your questions for future mailbags via Twitter (@Anthony_Chiang). You can also email me at email@example.com.
@RichReport94: What does Miami do at point guard when Goran Dragic comes back?
Anthony Chiang: Good question. There are valid arguments that can be made for different solutions to this issue. Justise Winslow, 22, has been playing the best basketball of his NBA career as Goran Dragic's replacement in the starting point guard role, but Dragic, 32, is still the Heat's most reliable offensive player when healthy.
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Miami Herald: Heat rides Wade, excellent second half to beat Dallas
What happened in between was aggravating, but at least the bookends of this pre All Star-break Heat road trip were thoroughly satisfying and what Miami hopes will be a harbinger of things to come in the second half of the season.
Miami punctuated its five-game Western sojourn with an impressive 112-101 win in Dallas, a game in which Miami seized control in the second half.
Down 58-57 at the break, the Heat rode a 12-0 third quarter run to pull ahead by 13, then stretched the margin to as many as 21 en route to ending a three-game losing streak.
Hot Hot Hoops: Wade drops 22 against Mavs, Heat snap skid
Dwyane Wade became a champion in Dallas on June 20, 2006 -- in just his third year in the league. His last game in the American Airlines Center 13 years later didn't disappoint.
Wade scored a team-high 22 points off the bench for Miami, leading the Heat to a 112-101 victory over the Mavericks. As he's often done this season, the 2006 NBA Finals MVP went to patented moves that have earned him points over his illustrious career. Wade's first points came off a bank shot, which he did repeatedly in the 2006 NBA Finals.
CBS Miami: Wade Helps Heat Top Mavs 112-101 In Likely Final Dallas Game
DALLAS (CBSMiami/AP) -- The Miami Heat ended a long and frustrating road trip on a high note.
Dwyane Wade scored 22 points in what figures to be his final game on the court where he won his first championship, helping the Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-101 Wednesday night.
The 37-year-old who has already said this is his final season was a little better despite one of the stronger games of the season for Dirk Nowitzki, his two-time NBA Finals foe whose record 21st season with the same franchise has the feel of an unofficial farewell tour.
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ESPN.com: Once icy rivals, Heat's Dwyane Wade and Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki trade jerseys
DALLAS -- As Dwyane Wade walked to the scorer's table in the first quarter, greeted by a mix of boos and cheers, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle summoned Dirk Nowitzki to also check into the game for the first time.
The two-time Finals foes whose relationship used to be "frosty," as Nowitzki puts it, stood next to each other and shared a laugh before entering the game together with 5:11 remaining in the first quarter. Nowitzki broke the ice by cracking a joke about Wade wrapping up his pregame warmup by recreating the rebound and ball-throwing celebration from the last seconds of the Heat's title-clinching victory in Game 6 of the 2006 NBA Finals on this floor.
Miami Herald: Heat encouraged by road win in Dallas, shows what it can be at its best
Five takeaways from the Heat's 112-101 win on Wednesday night in Dallas, ending a three-game losing streak and sending Miami to the break at 26-30 and on a positive note:
u25aa During stretches of this road trip, including much of Wednesday's game, we saw how good this group can be collectively when a handful of Heat players are at the top of their game.
And that, of course, is what it will take with a roster with no in-his-prime star.
It wasn't a coincidence that every Heat player who appeared in Wednesday's game contributed something meaningful.
Official Site of the Heat: HEAT 112 - Mavericks 101 Game Recap
The Miami HEAT defeated the Dallas Mavericks 112-101 Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Center. Dwyane Wade led the way for the HEAT with 22 points.1. Wade Sharp Throughout
Although Wade missed shootaround due to illness, he rose to the occasion and did his thing in a place that will always be part of his legacy.
Early on in the second quarter, the 37-year-old went back-and-forth with Dirk Nowitzki and then had a great finish to the period with an and-one post-up and turnaround jumper:
As the game progressed, Wade continued to score from all over the floor in the second half.