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CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 29: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat brings the ball up the court against the Charlotte Hornets during game six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 29, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dwyane Wade Beats Larry Bird For 10th On All-Time NBA Playoffs Scoring List In Win Vs. Sixers

Dwyane Wade surpassed legend Larry Bird on the list of the top scorers in NBA playoff history on Monday night.

Dwyane Wade Passes Larry Bird In Playoff Scoring

The 36-year-old guard passed Bird with his 16th point in the Miami Heat’s 113-103 victory over the 76ers in Philadelphia. At that moment, Wade recorded his 3,898th career postseason point, one more than the Boston Celtics Hall of Famer’s total. Wade now sits at 10th on the list, behind ninth-place Tony Parker (4,014 points).

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Wade finished with 28 points in 26 minutes off the bench on Monday, after having played just 19 minutes in Game 1 on Saturday. He outscored the Sixers alone 21-20 over the last 15 minutes of the first half.

Here is the shot in the second quarter that put Miami up 52-40 and that brought 12-time All-Star Wade to 10th on the list:

Wade — who earlier this season returned to the Heat following a brief stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers — told ESPN he will decided after this season whether to return to Miami for one more season or retire.

“Just taking time to think, that’s all I’m doing,” Wade stated. “Taking time to think and looking at every angle and what’s the best situation for me to be in. That’s all. It’s a lot of different, it’s a lot of different things that come into play.”

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Wade made clear, however, that the Heat is the only team he would be willing to come back to play for, citing Vince Carter as one of the few examples of players who could return to play for virtually any NBA team.

The veteran guard recently had a long exchange with comedian Kevin Hart on Twitter.

Wade has also received strong support during the postseason from his wife, actress Gabrielle Union. 

The Heat and Sixers are now tied 1-1 in their first-round series. Game 3 will be played Thursday at 7pm EST in Miami.

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Written by Pablo Mena