Now, this was more like it. Dwyane Wade was scoring. So was LeBron James. And even Chris Bosh got into the act on occasion. Call it the return of the Big Three. The Heat got productive games from all three All-Stars to defeat the San Antonio Spurs 109-93 Thursday in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The series is tied at 2, with Game 5 Sunday at AT & T Center. The victory also means the Heat will have at least one more game at AmericanAirlines Arena. Wade produced his best effort of the postseason, finishing with 32 points and six rebounds. It was just his third 20-point game of the playoffs and first of the series. James had 33 points and 11 rebounds while Bosh added 20 points and 13 rebounds. Their play left little of the discussion on the Heat's supporting cast. Coach Erik Spoelstra made pre-game news when he shook things up a bit by replacing Udonis Haslem in the starting lineup with Mike Miller. That was the last of the talk about the supporting cast. There was no need to question why reserve Chris Andersen wasn't in the rotation. Or why Shane Battier's minutes have been reduced. This was all about the Heat's core taking control, something they hadn't done of late. There were concerns about James being too passive. There were questions about Wade being too old. And there were wonders about Bosh disappearing. All were on their game, especially Wade. He stayed on the aggressive despite picking up his fourth foul with 8 minutes, 28 seconds remaining in the third quarter. He was active on both ends. At one point, Wade had six points and an assist on four straight possessions.
Wade, LeBron help Heat pull even in NBA Finals
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Jun 14