Dwyane Wade delivered a message to Mike Miller after Game 4 Tuesday: "I told him, 'No matter what happened all year, at this moment, this was the best game you could have played for us.' This is what we needed. He's getting his confidence back."

Miller totaled seven points and missed 12 of 15 shots during these playoffs before scoring 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting in Game 4 against the Bulls. He added a career playoff-high nine rebounds in 26 minutes.

"It's been a long time coming. I've been waiting for this," said Miller, who has called his injury-plagued season the most frustrating of his career. "I made some big shots in big moments."

He did it despite his ongoing concern about the health of his week-old daughter Jaelyn, who remains in a Broward hospital intensive care unit with an unspecified complication that might require surgery. Miller has been spending much of his time at the hospital and getting very little sleep.