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Is 'vintage' Dwyane Wade back? Gabrielle Union says he never left

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade
Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade MIAMI HERALD STAFF

For those of you thinking Dwyane Wade found the Fountain of Youth on Monday, Gabrielle Union has something to say.

Yes, Dwyane Wade put on the best performance of the season at the time that the Heat needed it most. His 28-points off the bench — a Miami Heat record in the NBA playoffs — proved key in Miami's 113-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers Monday, a win that tied the best-of-7 series at 1-1.

It led to a revelation on Heat Twitter, with fans far and wide saying the 36-year-old returned to "Vintage Wade" form.

Not so fast, Wade's wife says. "Vintage Wade" isn't a thing.

"He. Does. This," Union wrote on Twitter. "This ain't "vintage" & he didnt "turn back the clock"... @DwyaneWade BEEN doing this & he CONTINUES to do this. #HeatNation"

However it's described, the Heat will want that version of Wade that showed up Monday as often as possible during its playoff run.

The next two games are at AmericanAirlines Arena on Thursday and Saturday.

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