Dwyane Wade had one final big night for his Miami faithful on Tuesday night, but Wednesday night would mark his very last time as an NBA player. And he didn’t let that go to waste. Playing in front of friends LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul, D-Wade lit up the Brooklyn Nets in a 113-94 loss to the playoff-bound team. Wade did something he has rarely done throughout his career: post a triple-double. He scored 25 points, had 11 rebounds, and dished out ten assists in his last game, capping off an emotional week for the star that came from Marquette to Miami as a fresh-faced kid.
The Detroit Pistons made sure that it was their names that went into the hat for the Eastern Conference Playoffs on Wednesday night as they held off the Charlotte Hornets for the eighth seed thanks to a 115-89 win over the horrid New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. They had to get the win in order to clinch their place, and they had to do it without star forward Blake Griffin, too. It was no problem in the end, however, as they rolled past their hosts and qualified for their first playoff appearance since 2015 with a record of 41-41 over the season. That sets them up with the unenviable task of having to take on the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. Luke Kennard led all scorers with 27 points for the Pistons, while Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond also scored 20+ in the rout.
There is still an awfully long way to go in the MLB season, but the Houston Astros are showing World Series level form yet again. The Astros, thanks to an 8-6 win in Houston on Wednesday night, swept away the New York Yankees for the very first time in franchise history. And former MVP, and candidate again for the honor, Jose Altuve smashed two home runs along the way to remind everyone of his credentials. That makes it six wins out of his six at home for the Astros, who are widely favored to be among the World Series favorites this season. Right up there with the Yankees and the Red Sox. If not for a late rally by the Yankees that saw them put four on the board in the eighth, this game wouldn’t have been nearly as close as it ended up looking. Carlos Correa also homered for the Astros and had three RBI in the victory.