NBA Playoffs: Dwyane Wade and the 10 Greatest Performances in Miami Heat History

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NBA Playoffs: Dwyane Wade and the 10 Greatest Performances in Miami Heat History
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Since their inception into the league in the 1988 season, the Miami Heat has been one of the league's most successful teams. At only 23-years young, the Heat have already completed tasks that franchises that have been around for 40 years have yet to complete. Already, the Heat have advanced to three Conference Finals, won at least 60 games and won an NBA Championship. Miami has already had an illustrious career, and it has yet to have a player go to the Hall of Fame.

In due time, the Heat will have players reach that peak following their retirement, but for now we'll watch as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh earn the Miami Heat some more post season success. With a 2-0 lead on the Philadelphia 76ers, the Heat are only two games away from advancing to the second round for the first time since the 2006 season when they won a title. It was also then that they were a second seed.

Aside from advancing past the first round, the Heat will also have a legitimate shot of obtaining their second NBA title in franchise history. The team that has now secured a No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference after winning 58 games and has already made their presence felt in the postseason with the biggest win in the playoffs yet. With talks of winning multiple championships at their minds, we could be witnessing a dynasty in the making if the Heat can keep up the tempo.

Even before this superteam was brought together, Miami has seen some of its most successful seasons from individuals who have let their best be seen in the postseason. From Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning in the 1990s to Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O'Neal dominating the league for a brief period of time, the Heat have been in this position before and have taken advantage of it. Wade has been here before and could easily lead another team to a title after what he did the last time he was at this stage.

With so many illustrious performances over the years, it became difficult to narrow the best individual postseason performances in Miami Heat history to only 10, but somehow we did it. Let's see just who the most clutch players are, shall we?

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