With a fadeaway elbow jumper early in the game Monday night, Dwyane Wade moved past Lakers’ legend Magic Johnson into 13th on the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring list.
Wade went off for 30 in the Heat’s overtime win. Plus he had the shot of the night.
Wade has been the best Heat player in this series, averaging 27 points a game and shooting 50 percent, turning back the clock and showing some of the athleticism that helped him lead the Heat to a championship a decade ago. That he’s still doing it now speaks to the kind of longevity that gets you past people like Magic on all-time lists. And it wasn’t just Magic these playoffs, as Tim Reynolds of the AP noted.