The fans in Philadelphia expected to see the Sixers take a 2-0 series lead over the Miami Heat on Monday night, and why would they think otherwise with the Sixers having a 24-2 record at home since Christmas?

Instead, what they saw was a vintage Dwyane Wade takeover.

The 36-year-old scored 28 points (11-of-16 from the field) in 26 minutes off the bench, to lead Miami to a 113-103 road victory.

Wade was red-hot in the first half, scoring 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field.

After trailing by 16 with under 11 minutes remaining, the 76ers made a run, getting the game to within two points in the final five minutes. But Wade then made a remarkable play to strip the ball from Dario Saric, and finished the play with a dunk:

And in the final minute, Wade put the game away with this classic side-stepping, fadeaway jumper:

For one more night, at least, Wade looked like the guy that was the NBA Finals MVP for the Heat in 2006.

The win evens up the series, which heads back to Miami for Game 3 on Thursday evening.

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