— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) January 10, 2017
Dwyane Wade put Victor Oladipo in a world of trouble on Monday night, hitting him with one of his vintage moves during the early stages of his game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The man formally well known as Flash, would start his approach by taking a quick pass from Jimmy Butler to establish himself with great post position against Oladipo. It wouldn’t long for Wade to get into his move, using a hard pivot step before spinning his way past Oladipo for a left-handed layup off the glass to cut the Thunder’s lead to 5-4 with 9:19 remaining in the 1st quarter.
"Big time players make big time plays!"
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 9, 2017
Unfortunately for the Bulls, the Thunder would come away with a 109-94 victory – snapping Chicago’s 3-game winning streak. Wade was his team’s best player throughout their poor showing, finishing with 22 points on 7-16 FG, to go along with, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and a block.
Despite dealing with a distraction on his own team with Rajon Rondo getting benched once again, Wade’s been able to produce at a solid rate for his squad – working as Butler’s right-hand man to guide the Bulls to a 19-19 record.
Wade and Butler won’t play tonight when the Bulls look to get back in the wins column, when they head on the road to take on the Washington Wizards at 7:00 p.m. EST.
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