Dwyane Wade is a three-time NBA champion, with the fourth title hanging in the balance as the Miami Heat battle the Indiana Pacers in the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals.
In his 11-year career, Dwyane Wade has led the NBA in scoring (30.2 points in 2008-09) and been named an All-Star in each of the last 10 seasons.
Not surprisingly, D-Wade has had some monster games in his surefire Hall-of-Fame career.
Here are Dwyane Wade’s top five most ridiculous box scores.
#1) April 12, 2009 vs. New York Knicks
Wade’s Box Score: 55 PTS, 9 REB, 4 AST, 19-30 FG, 6-12 3PT
Needing a win to clinch the fifth seed in the playoffs, Dwyane Wade gave Miami the best game of his career, including a career-high 55 points in a Heat victory. Despite being a terrible 3-point shooter (career 28.9%), D-Wade managed to hit a career-high six 3s during his huge night. The 55 points was one shy of the Miami franchise record of 56 points held by Glen Rice, a mark LeBron James has since shattered with his 61-point game in 2014.
#2) March 9, 2009 vs. Chicago Bulls
Wade’s Box Score: 48 PTS, 6 REB, 12 AST, 4 STL, 3 BLK, 15-21 FG, 5-6 3PT
What more can one player do? Wade hit 15-of-21 (.714) from the field, scoring 48 points. Yet he still looked for his teammates, dropping 12 assists. Defense? Try four steals and three blocks. Clutch? Wade stole the ball from John Salmons with five seconds left in OT then hit an incredible running 3-pointer as time expired to win the game. Wow. Just, wow.
#3) March 14, 2009 vs. Utah Jazz
Wade’s Box Score: 50 PTS, 10 REB, 9 AST, 4 STL, 2 BLK, 19-39 FG
Five days after destroying the Bulls, D-Wade lit up the Jazz. It took three overtimes and 52 minutes played, but Dwyane Wade led the Heat to a 140-129 win against Utah. This is one of three 50-plus point games of Wade’s career, and when coupled with his 10 rebounds, nine assists, and impressive defensive stats (four steals, two blocks), it is one of the most all-around complete games he has ever played.
#4) June 13, 2006 vs. Dallas Mavericks
Wade’s Box Score: 42 PTS, 13 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL, 14-26 FG, 13-18 FT
The Miami Heat trailed the Dallas Mavericks 2-0 in the NBA Finals and needed a win. Dwyane Wade made sure they got one. Wade’s 42 point on 14-of-26 shooting in Game 3 gave Miami a 98-96 win. The 13 rebounds are the third highest in Wade’s career as he singlehandedly willed the Heat to the victory, and an eventual 4-2 series win to take home the NBA championship.
#5) December 30, 2004 vs. Detroit Pistons
Wade’s Box Score: 31 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST, 12-18 FG
Surprisingly, D-Wade has only put up four triple-doubles in his entire career. His 31-10-10 game against the Pistons in 2004 was his first triple-double, and the most impressive in his career. The Heat won 89-78 as Dwyane Wade put up yet another ridiculous box score.