Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki Each Net 30 in Home Finales

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Dwyane Wade scored 30 points in a tribute-filled final home game on Tuesday, but despite a 122-99 victory over Philadelphia, the Miami Heat were eliminated from playoff contention.

Wade’s career will end Wednesday in Brooklyn. He checked out with 1:02 left, embracing teammates and his son, Zaire.

Wade scored the first basket of the game on a dunk, Philadelphia scored the next eight — and it was all Miami the rest of the way.

In the final minutes, Wade swished a 3-pointer and banked in two more en route to 14 points in the final quarter.

MAVERICKS 120, SUNS 109 Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 30 points in what was most likely the final home game of the 40-year-old’s 21st season.

The 14-time All-Star scored the team’s first 10 points and passed his previous season high of 21 on a 3-pointer early in the third quarter. The Mavericks end their season Wednesday in San Antonio.

Jamal Crawford scored 51 points for Phoenix (19-63), which had by far the worst record in the Western Conference.

Fans stood during warm-ups, recording Nowitzki in the layup line on their phones. The 7-foot German obliged with a dunk. Then he had another dunk in the game — his second of the season — in the second half.

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Nowitzki fought back tears during a tribute video in between the first and second quarters.

KNICKS 96, BULLS 86 Dennis Smith Jr. scored 25 points, Mitchell Robinson added eight points and 17 rebounds and the Knicks escaped the possibility of finishing with the worst record in franchise history.

With one game remaining, against Detroit, the Knicks (17-64) can only tie the mark of the 2014-15 team. They already secured the N.B.A.’s worst record and a draft position no worse than fifth.

The Bulls, meanwhile, lost for the 32nd time at United Center this season, a franchise record.

PISTONS 100, GRIZZLIES 93 Andre Drummond had 20 points and 17 rebounds, as host Detroit came back from a 22-point deficit to cling to a playoff spot.

Detroit can clinch a bid Wednesday night at New York.

HORNETS 124, CAVALIERS 97 Kemba Walker scored 23 points and visiting Charlotte kept its playoff push alive. The Hornets (39-42) must now beat Orlando at home on Wednesday and hope the Pistons (39-42) lose in New York.

WARRIORS 112, PELICANS 103 DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 12 rebounds for visiting Golden State, which took Stephen Curry out of the game after nine minutes with a mild foot sprain.

The Warriors said Curry was held out as a precaution, having already had clinched the top playoff seed in the Western Conference. They also played without Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.

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The game also likely marked the end of the Anthony Davis era in New Orleans. The disgruntled All-Star, who missed his seventh straight game with what the team has officially listed as back spasms, wore a T-shirt that said, “That’s All Folks.”

CELTICS 116, WIZARDS 110 Bradley Beal 16 points, five rebounds and four assists — all before halftime — to become the first player in Washington Wizards franchise history to average at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists for a season.



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