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Wizards vs. Heat preview: Washington hosts Dwyane Wade for the last time

Miami Heat v Washington Wizards Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Game Info

When: Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time
Where: Capital One Arena in Washington DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: John Wall (Out, Heel), Dwight Howard (Out, Back), Trevor Ariza (Day-to-day, Groin)

Heat: Rodney McGruder (Day-to-Day, Knee), Justise Winslow (Out, Thigh)

What to Watch for

Farewell, Dwyane Wade!

Saturday evening, fans will witness Wade’s last game in Washington. Going into Friday’s action, the shooting guard is averaging 14.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game this season.

In his 16-year career, he won 3 NBA titles, was named 2006 Finals MVP, appeared in 13 All-Star games, and represented the United States in 2004 and 2008 and he’s 40-12 lifetime against the Wizards.

Now, the 37-year-old going out on his own terms. Whether you loved him or loved to hate him, there’s no denying that Wade has left an indelible impact on the league.

It's a back-to-back game for the Heat

Unlike the Wizards who will have a day to rest before their game on Saturday, the Heat will play the Bucks on Friday night before playing Washington. Hopefully that day of rest will give Washington, who have lost their last three games, an energy boost to start strong.

The Wizards last played against the Heat on January 4, which resulted in a 6-point loss. They’re 1-2 against Miami this season, so a win here to keep things even would only be right.

A One Last Dance moment in Wizards – Heat history: Dwyane Wade drops 41 points against Washington in 2009.