Dwyane Wade kicked up his heels in Friday's photo gallery.
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He Couldn't Wade to Play Hero Again

Wade
He won Game 1 in the final seconds, but that wasn't enough in the first round for Dwyane Wade. The Miami rookie wrapped up a 21-point, five-board, five-assist night by nailing a trey to put the Heat in front to stay with 54.4 seconds to go. Wade hit 9-of-17 from the field as Miami went up 3-2 on New Orleans with an 87-83 victory Friday.

A Give-and-Take Approach

Sprewell
When Latrell Sprewell is on, there may not be a better shooter in the NBA. He missed 10 of his team-high 18 shots in Minnesota's clinching win over Denver, but he enhanced his 19-point effort with five assists and four steals. Look for Sprewell to fly right alongside the rev-it-up Kings in the Western Conference Semifinals.

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VIRTUAL GM TOP EFFICIENCY
Baron Davis, N.O.
VGM value: 17.4
Friday: The guard posted a plus-32 efficiency rating after tallying 33 points and seven assists, but the Hornets are on the brink after their Game 5 setback.

VIRTUAL GM BEST BUY
Marcus Camby, Den.
VGM value: 16.6
Friday: The Nuggets' season ended, but Camby finished in style with 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting and 15 rebounds.
Camby jams it: Play

TIME TO TUNE IN
Sunday on ESPN
Heat at Hornets, 1 p.m. ET

Sunday on ABC
Lakers at Spurs, 3:30 p.m. ET

SPEAK IT, MAN
"That's my second time cheering for that dude in this series. No. 3 comes up huge for us again."
-- Lamar Odom on Dwyane Wade