Saturday night versus the Brooklyn Nets he was found.
Dwyane Wade had his best game of the season and he looked healthy for the first time in awhile. Wade scored 34 points, and dished out seven assists while making 14 of his 20 attempted field goals. Wade caught lobs, ran the floor well and looked more like the superstar that he is capable of being. And this game could not have come a better time. In a game versus a good Nets team that has been playing well as of late with the best starting backcourt in the league, this game can put Wade back on track.
Wade is still recovering from offseason knee surgery and has missed three games this season. He has also admitted that he should not have played against the Los Angeles Clippers which resulted in a Heat loss and in which Wade had a season-low six points while missing eight of his 10 attempted field goals.
Wade is the second best player on the Heat and is an NBA Finals MVP and when healthy a top five player in the league. Wade’s scoring outburst is what will make the Heat a better team which is scary considering that they have only lost three games even with a hobbled Wade.
For his career Wade has averaged 25 points per game, six assists per game, and five rebounds per game. Through 12 games this season he is averaging just 19.5 points per game, just under five assists, and just over four rebounds per game. After a bounce back game like this though we may see more of the 25 point scoring Wade, which is good for Miami and bad for the rest of the league.