MiamiHerald / Five takeaways from the Heat’s 91-85 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped a five-game losing streak and marked Dwyane Wade’s return to Miami.
1. Dwyane Wade’s final stat line was ugly, but his clutch play down the stretch highlighted by a key block on Eric Bledsoe helped the Heat break its five-game losing streak. His three points came on his first field goal attempt with 1:30 left in the first quarter. He’d miss his next five shots. But in his first game in 21 months with the Heat, Wade found other ways to impact the game down the stretch and help steer Miami out of its recent funk.
“It was huge, especially that block with 30 seconds left in the game,” Goran Dragic said. “It was a tremendous block in the game. Even the way he sees the floor, those passes. We missed some easy layups and some dunks, but that’s going to change.”
With the Bucks hacking away at what was at one point a 19-point Heat lead, Wade made a decisive block with 31.7 seconds left when he chased down Eric Bledsoe on a fast break and rejected his layup attempt that would have pulled the Bucks within two points.