Happy Thursday everybody. Here’s what you need to know in Miami sports.
D-Wade goes out in style: The Heat were in action against the Nets in Brooklyn last night. This game being the last of the season for both teams and D-Wade’s final game of his career. The Nets already clinched a playoff berth and the Heat already eliminated from playoff contention. Brooklyn took control early and lead by nine after the first quarter. At halftime, Brooklyn was up 63-47. But, the Nets still maintained control and went on to win the game 113-94. However, the result did’t matter. Dwyane Wade put on a show in his final game, posting a triple-double. Wade scored 25 points, grabbed 11 boards and 10 assists.
Perhaps, the biggest surprise of the game was the reunion of the “Banana Boat” crew. Lebron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony all showed up at Barclays Center to support their best friend. Wade gifted his jersey to Anthony following the game.
Marlins lose close one to Reds: The Fish continued a three game set with the Reds in Cincinnati last night, taking on the Reds. Trevor Richards got the start for Miami. Things were scoreless for two innings, before Neil Walker hit a solo shot in the third to put the Fish up 1-0. Richards went six scoreless innings, and struck out five Reds. Conley pitched a scoreless seventh, but was relieved of his duties in the eighth. Drew Steckenrider took the mound in the eighth, however had a less than desirable outing. Jose Iglesias’ solo shot tied things at one apiece. Then, another solo homer from Jesse Winker put the Reds up 2-1. In the ninth, Raisel Iglesias shut down the Marlins in order on three strikeouts. Miami loses again to drop to 3-9.
The Marlins look to avoid the sweep this afternoon. Miami will send lefty, Pablo Lopez to the mound. He is 1-1 on the season, but has an ERA north of six. He will be opposed by Sonny Gray, who is 0-2 this season.