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Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra says the team is in ‘high sense of urgency’ because of Dwyane Wade


The Miami Heat are now facing immense pressure to make it into the playoffs, and their motivation? None other than their very own superstar Dwyane Wade.

The reason for this high sense of urgency is because Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and his team wants to give Wade the last opportunity to be in the playoffs for one final time before he retires for good.

Spoelstra told Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel that the context of these are his last 26. “There’s an instant and inherent built-in level of urgency with our group right now. I love that, because I wouldn’t be able to manufacture anything that would come next to that.”

“You can see what’s happening.” The head coach continued. “He’s going to be starting to play starter’s minutes. We’ve made it through this far of the season and he’s feeling great. We’ve protected each other to this point–but now it’s go time. I’m going to keep the dynamics as much as I can the same. I don’t want too many moving parts this late in the season.”

The Heat lost to the Detroit Pistons 96-119, and are currently in the 10th spot of the Eastern Conference. Wade got 15 baskets for the team, and he is averaging 14.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

Surely every fan would want to witness Dwyane Wade play one last time in the postseason. The Heat are certainly all fired up to give the legend a remarkable exit in the league, and all fingers are crossed for D-Wade to reach the playoffs. (Janiel Abby Toralba)