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Dwyane Wade rises through the paint to throw it down on the Knicks
- Updated: January 13, 2017
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 13, 2017
Dwyane Wade turned back the clock on Thursday night, by throwing down a vintage slam dunk through the paint in Madison Square Garden.
With the 4th quarter just under way, the Chicago Bulls were looking to cut into the New York Knicks’ 81-69 lead. It wouldn’t take long for Wade to answer, using a Cristiano Felicio screen to create space and free himself from Lance Thomas. Once he lost his defender, Wade attacked the middle of the paint; elevating for a Statue of Liberty dunk past Justin Holiday to cut the Knicks’ lead to 10 points.
The Bulls didn’t manage to complete their comeback, with the Knicks ultimately finishing the night with a 104-89 victory.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) January 13, 2017
As a future Hall of Famer, Wade had another solid performance for the Bulls against the Knicks, putting up 22 points on 9-20 FG, to go along with 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. He’s been a solid contributor alongside Butler ever since joining the Bulls in free agency, even though they’ve continued to slip down the Eastern Conference with a 19-21 record.
Wade and the Bulls currently sit in the 9th seed, which has to be bothering the former 3-time Champion. They’ll look to get back in the wins column and break their 3-game losing streak, when they take on the New Orleans Pelicans tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. EST.
All stats for this article are from NBA.com
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