Dwyane Wade: I told Stephen Curry I needed this one!

Dwyane Wade hailed a "special" moment in his final NBA season as he hit a stunning buzzer-beater to defeat defending champions the Golden State Warriors.

The 37-year-old will leave the league at the end of the campaign, but he delivered perhaps his final great moment for the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

Wade, a three-time champion with the Heat, fired in a game-winning three-pointer off one foot to down the Warriors 126-125.

Sharing the court with some other modern greats, such as Golden State hero Stephen Curry, Wade revelled in being able to show his younger colleagues what he was once regularly capable of.

"It's special for me," he said. "Obviously, as a team, we needed this win bad, but we kept fighting, everybody.

"I've been in this position so many times. And so many times, you don't make the shot. The one I make is a one-legged flick from my chest - it's crazy. But it's great to do it in front of the fans.

"This is a fun moment. I told Steph I needed this one on my way out. You all get enough, you got enough.

"I think the one cool thing, for me, is to be able to do this when you've got younger team-mates that heard about some of the things you do, but don't always get an opportunity to see it. It was cool to be able to do it in front of those guys as well."

Curry acknowledged that he could not help but appreciate Wade's effort, even as it cost the Warriors.

"There are just a lot of smiles - frustrated smiles from our standpoint," he said. "But it was something special, him making a play like that in his last year in this building.

"I'd much rather see him jumping on the scorer's table when we're not on the court with him, but those are iconic moments that he's had.

"Deep down, it was cool to see, even though we lost. Moments like tonight kind of remind you of how great he is. It just sucks that it was against us."

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