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Posted on: Saturday, March 27, 2010

D-Wade edges Roddick in H-O-R-S-E


STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

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Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade, center, jumps over the net as he and Tennis player Andy Roddick play a game of H-O-R-S-E basketball after a hit around with a tennis ball during an event the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament.

WILFREDO LEE | Associated Press

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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. Dwyane Wade has unveiled a new move: leaping over the net. It was a tennis net.

Wade's hurdle came at the start of his drive to the basket for a layup in a game of H-O-R-S-E against Andy Roddick. He made the shot and averted an embarrassing defeat for the NBA, rallying to win the celebrity showdown on a practice court Saturday at the Sony Ericsson Open.

A no-dunk rule imposed by Roddick helped keep the game close. He sank several shots early and led H-O-R to H, which had Wade resorting to the leap over the net and other inventive maneuvers.

As a warmup to the game, Roddick handed Wade a racket and they hit for several minutes. Wade said he last played tennis in high school, and it showed.