June 19, 2006

A Classic Reunion- Round 5 to Wade

Category: Badgers,Golden Eagles — Patrick Stumpf @ 11:41 am

Game 5 of the 2006 NBA Finals was a classic. The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat traded baskets for what seemed like the entire game. The game was full of stars but there were two players that stood out in particular. It was former Marquette star Dwayne Wade who was spectacular for the Heat, scoring 43 points, including the game winning free throw with a mere 1.9 seconds left. For the Mavs former Badger Devin Harris shined both on offense and defense. Harris had only 6 points but it was his defense on Dwayne Wade that kept the Mavs close. Wade had to force alot of shots up, and while a lot went in, the Heat only won by a point. Who would have thought that a few years after they had been drafted (Wade 2003, 5th overall, Harris 2004, 5th overall) they would be facing each other in a pivotal Game 5 in the NBA Finals. While the stage was set for the big stars like Shaquille O’ Neal and Dirk Nowitzki, I thought it was the Wisconsinites, Dwayne Wade and Devin Harris, that stole the show and showed us a promising future for the NBA.

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