Miami exit spoils Dwyane Wade farewell as Detroit edge closer to playoff spot

first_imgRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Magic Johnson on abrupt resignation as Lakers chief: ‘I want to go back to having fun’ Charlotte need to beat Orlando on Wednesday and hope that Detroit slip up against the Knicks to leapfrog the Pistons into the postseason.Against Cleveland on Tuesday the Hornets were led by Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb with 23 points each.The Pistons recovered from a sluggish start which saw them trail by 22 points at one stage before recovering for the win.Ish Smith scored 22 points off the bench while Andre Drummond added 20 points and 17 rebounds to rescue Detroit.Blake Griffin was restricted to five points in 18 minutes.  Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, right, hugs Derrick Jones Jr. after Wade’s final NBA basketball game, against the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Miami. Wade is retiring. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Dwyane Wade was given an emotional send-off in his final home game with the Miami Heat on Tuesday but results elsewhere eliminated the Florida team from playoff contention.The 37-year-old three-time NBA champion delivered a 30-point display as the Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers by 122-99 at the American Airlines Arena. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US MOST READ Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chartcenter_img ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Wade, a 13-time NBA All-Star, was also honored with video tributes throughout his home finale, with former US President Barack Obama leading the plaudits.“D-Wade! Congratulations on a great run. Now, I know what you’re going through, because saying goodbye to a career that you love is never easy,” Obama said. “I’ve been there. In my case though, I didn’t really have a choice. My knees were shot so I had to give up basketball forever,” he joked. Detroit, meanwhile, can seal their playoff berth from the Eastern Conference with victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday in the final round of regular season games.The Charlotte Hornets also have a slender chance of progression after demolishing the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-97.ADVERTISEMENT Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But the Detroit Pistons’ 100-93 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies ended Miami’s slender hopes of progressing to the playoffs.Wade gave a heartfelt salute to his fans in a pre-game ceremony in Miami.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I love y’all, man,” Wade told the crowd. “I thank you guys for dancing with me this year. I thank y’all for your patience this year. I thank y’all for the love.“I’m thankful for this moment. I’m thankful for this entire season.”last_img read more