Dwyane Wade resisted retaliating when Rajon Rondo committed a flagrant foul in the closing seconds of Tuesday's game in Miami -- a 120-107 Heat win -- but the Heat guard called it a "punk play."
Rondo grabbed Wade around the neck on a drive to the basket. Wade then held the ball over his head and appeared as though he was going to throw the ball at Rondo, but he held back. Ray Allen then pulled Wade away.
"I've got my kids watching, so I stopped myself, but it was a punk play by him," Wade said. "He clotheslined me."
Added Heat star LeBron James: "[Wade] did show poise. I saw the anger on his face and what he wanted to do, and I'm glad he restrained from what he wanted to do. It wasn't a basketball play."
Wade, who scored a game-high 29 points, implied that there might be some payback in the team's next meeting.
"I'm here to play basketball, man," he said. "If you want to do something else, then go do something else. Boxing, this is not it. I was glad I was able to stop myself in that very moment and move on from it. We'll see next time we play."
Rondo, who finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and 13 assists, dismissed Wade's comments.
"I don't have any response to that," Rondo said. "Everybody is entitled to their opinion. He has a voice. There's nothing else to it."
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