Here's how you can ticker Warriors-Heat, as well as NBC Sports Bay Area's pregame and postgame coverage, live on the MyTeams by NBC Sports app.
The Warriors (39-15) host the Heat (25-28) on Sunday nighttime at Oracle Arena, marker the archetypal time the two teams have faced each different in more than a year.
Both of the matchups betwixt Golden State and Miami last time period happened earlier the turn of the arrangement year, so they didn't face each different at all in 2018. Sunday's game holds excess importance in that it represents future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade's final game at Oracle.
The Warriors have continued their torrid stretch leading into the All-Star break, as they've won 14 of their last 15 games, including a 10-point road victory over the Suns on Friday. Following the matchup with the Heat, all that stands betwixt the Warriors and the All-Star break will be a home-road back-to-back against the Jazz and Trail Blazers on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Miami, on the different hand, has had a tougher go of it as of late. They've lost four of their last five games, including a disappointing defeat at the hands of the Kings on Friday that the Heat let slip through their fingers. They currently occupy the eighth and final playoff spot in the East, but sit just a half-game ahead of Detroit in ninth.
Here's how you can ticker Warriors vs. Heat on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming online:
When: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. PT (pregame at 4:30 p.m.)
TV channel: NBC Sports Bay Area
Live stream: MyTeams by NBC Sports app
Desktop users can stream the game by clicking this link.
OAKLAND – When it was over, the Warriors summoning barely enough to overcome the relentless pluck of the Miami Heat, two legends of basketball and beyond stood side-by-side, grinning and giggling, each holding the sweaty jersey of each different.
Half of that moment belonged to Dwyane Wade, the Heat superstar in the final time period of a career spent putting a mountain of respect on his name and his game.
The different half belonged to Stephen Curry, who is in the midst of a career doing very much the same.
These two don’t have much in common except for proud fatherhood, quiet leadership, a deep reservoir of toughness, creative scoring ability, infinite determination, a commitment to a better society and three NBA championships.
That will have to do until they become teammates in the Naismith Hall of Fame.
“Everywhere he has gone, he’s going to be tickered on TV, and it’s a different energy when he gets the ball,” Curry said after a 120-118 victory. “We understand how important he has been to the game throughout his career. No matter who you root for in this league, you respect greatness.”
Most every member of the Warriors, players and coaches, went over to share a word or a hug or a handshake with Wade, who scored 10 points on 5-of-14 shooting.
“He’s invested so much into basketball, especially physically, that it’s just time to walk away and pursue what’s next in his life,” said Kevin Durant, who shared an embrace with Wade earlier the Curry-Wade jersey swap. “As a hooper from Day 1, I can appreciate that about D-Wade, especially battling him in The (2011) Finals and throughout my whole career.
“It’s good to see guys go out the way they want to.”
With the game at stake, Wade had the nerve to, as a help-side defender, anticipate and swat a Durant fadeaway inside the final minute, turning it into a layup that gave Miami its archetypal lead of the fourth quarter.
That’s not what this nighttime was about, even though that single play – Wade, at 6-foot-4, defying his seven-inch disadvantage – symbolizes the player he has been throughout a 16-year career.
The Warriors in the archetypal quarter compiled a brief video tribute, with highlights from Wade’s career, with the Oracle Arena crowd cheering along and, once the camera settled upon him standing near the Heat bench, rising for a standing ovation, which he fully acknowledged.
“He’s been incredible,” Draymond Green said. “D-Wade was an inspiration for me. When you talk undersize, when D-Wade came in the league he was an undersize 2-guard. He beat all odds. Finals MVP. Three-time champion, a million All-Star appearances, a million All-NBA teams . . . I think D-Wade some All-Defensive teams (three times, actually).
“He’s had an incredible career. And what he’s done for that organization, it’s been amazing.”
Wade is to Miami as Kobe Bryant is to Los Angeles, Larry Bird to Boston, Reggie Miller to Indiana or . . . Curry to the Bay Area.
If not for the presence of Wade, LeBron James never would have taken his talents to South Beach. If not for Wade in Miami, Shaquille O’Neal’s championship glory would have been restricted to L.A.
Indeed, there is no reasonable argument against Wade being among the five best shooting guards in NBA history, which is all the more remarkable insofar as he lacked a reliable 3-point shot. He’s a career 29-percent shooter from deep.
That was the knock on him coming in. Couldn’t shoot. So responded by scoring in every way possible and a few that should have been impossible. In 2008-09, Wade led the NBA in scoring, averaging 30.2 points per game.
In a league that included Kobe and KD and LeBron and Dirk and Melo, Wade somehow was the top scorer while shooting 31.7 percent from deep.
Curry, of course, wants no part of such paltry proficiency from beyond the arc. That is the most fearsome element of his game. He is to 2019 what Wade was to 2009.
If Curry knows Wade’s journey it is because so much of it is his own, from draft-nighttime skeptics to championships to franchise icon.
No doubt Curry will find a place for Wade’s jersey and, moreover, he’ll understand as well as anyone what makes it special.
Whoever had Steph Curry in the 'Who will Dwyane Wade trade jerseys with after the game?' poll, congratulations. You're a winner.
Wade participated in his final game ever at Oracle Arena on Sunday nighttime, a matchup the Warriors ultimately won after falling behind big in the archetypal frame.
Immediately following the conclusion of the game, the Heat's future Hall of Famer found a Warriors' future Hall of Famer to perform the ceremonial jersey swap.
Steph x D Wade jersey swap