NEW ORLEANS (AP) Dwyane Wade fondly remembers his dominant first game in New Orleans as an emerging college star with Marquette. He won't forget what was likely his final performance as a pro in the Big Easy, either.
Wade walked off the court to chants of "D-Wade! D-Wade!" from fans converging on the tunnel to the visitors' locker room after his 19 points - highlighted by tough shots over Anthony Davis at the end of each half - helped the Miami Heat beat the Pelicans 102-96 on Sunday night.
Wade, who turns 37 in January and plans to retire after this season, said the efforts of fans around the country to see him play one last time is "definitely not lost on me."