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Wade flourishes for 3 quarters with goggles

 Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade wears tinted glasses in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in ...
 Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade adjusts his tinted glasses in the first half of their NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Gard...

Heat Wades Glasses Knicks Basketball

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade wears tinted glasses in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in ...

Heat Wades Glasses Knicks Basketball

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade adjusts his tinted glasses in the first half of their NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Gard...

Dwyane Wade had a pretty good view of the basket through his new, lightly tinted goggles.
For the first time Thursday night, the Miami Heat star was wearing glasses with an orange tint to protect his eyes from the bright lights as he recovers from migraine headaches. He scored 33 of his 34 points in the first three quarters of the Heat's 93-88 loss to the New York Knicks.
He was set to wear goggles with a darker tint that he used in practice all week but the NBA rejected that pair earlier Thursday.
Wade went through a stretch where he shot 14 of 15 from the field. But the one area in which the goggles appeared to have an adverse effect was at the free throw line, where he was only 6 of 14.
A 74 percent free throw shooter, Wade acknowledged he needs to get used to the glasses.
"I haven't grasped the concept how to shoot with goggles from the free throw line," Wade said. "I see Amare (Stoudemire) pull them up. I'm seeing Bo Outlaw, Buck Williams, all them guys who wear goggles pull them up, but I shoot different. If I try to do that I'm going to hit the goggles."
Wade had been trying out glasses since missing Miami's game Saturday against Toronto because of a migraine, a problem that has plagued him for years.
Wade said he felt better after Wednesday's practice, but when he got off the plane in New York, he experienced blurred vision again and had to take more medication. He said he did not have any headaches during the game.
He still had one major uncertainty heading into his first game with the glasses.
"I don't really know how I look in them yet _ I haven't even looked in the mirror," Wade joked. "I've got to make sure I look good in them, too."
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AP Sports Writer Rachel Cohen contributed to this report.


Updated : 2021-06-14 19:20 GMT+08:00