The games certainly start late enough this time of year, nothing but 8:30 p.m. opening tips in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Celtics.

But for Dwyane Wade, the internal alarm clock hasn't been sounding until an hour later.

If at all.

Through the first three games of this series, which the Miami Heat lead 2-1 going into Sunday's Game 4 at TD Garden, Wade is averaging five points in the first halves. While his overall average is 21, even that is relatively understated considering that Friday's 18-point performance marked the first time in 13 playoff games against the Celtics he failed to score at least 20.

Saturday, the Heat returned to TD Garden as much to strategize as go through a light practice.

"I'd like to see if we can get him some easy ones, in the open court, on cuts, in the post, maybe some drives on the weak side," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "But we also have to do a better job of getting him in areas where he can be aggressive, and that will be part of our focus."