It took almost five months for Udonis Haslem to play in a game for the Miami Heat this season -- and he didn't last very long.

Haslem, who appeared in a game for an 18th straight season, played three minutes before getting ejected early in the second quarter of Thursday night's 106-94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

"It was fun," Haslem said afterward. "It was fun. For me to just go out there and play the game of basketball, show that I can continue to play at a high level and help my team win, it was fun.

"It's a great memory. And, if this is the last one, I finished it the only way Udonis Haslem could: with an ejection."

Haslem checked in with 59.3 seconds to go in the first quarter of Miami's final home game of the regular season, getting a standing ovation from the several thousand fans in attendance.