Wade led the way to make it 13 straight wins for Miami on Friday night.
While LeBron James had a fairly quiet night on Friday in the Miami Heat’s 98-91 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, team-mate Dwyane Wade was left to pick up the load on this occasion.
Quite rightly, LBJ is widely regarded as the best in the game right now as he posts up impressive numbers on a nightly basis.
However, the other half of the Heat’s deadly duo has been making his own significant contribution by consistently scoring heavily, whether that’s with or without LeBron.
James finished with 18 points against Memphis, shooting 4-for-14 as he had a slow night by his own high standards.
While he did have 10 assists and eight rebounds, it was Wade who ensured another win for the Heat as he recorded his fourth straight game scoring 20 points or more.
Wade finished with 9-for-16 from the field, and had eight assists of his own as he took the initiative for the first three quarters before James took over. ‘King James’ broke Grizzlies hearts by draining a clutch three with just over 20 seconds remaining in the game to seal the win.
D-Wade poured in 39 points along with 40 from LeBron in the Heat’s win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night, they went 24-28 against the Cavaliers and before that Wade had 33 to James’ 16 in the win over the 76ers.
No-one can legitimately argue that Wade is more important than James, but it is certainly reassuring for coach Erik Spoelstra and Heat fans to know that even when their star man is ‘struggling’ like he did on Friday night, Dwyane Wade will always be there too.