The Big Three finally showed up. The Heat’s that is.
In Game 4, the combination of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh combined for 85 points — most in a postseason game for them — to even the series (2-2) against the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. With crucial Game 5 set for tomorrow night, let’s get you started with some Twitter news and notes from Thursday’s aftermath.
First up, LeBron played — easily — his best game of the series, at least scoring-wise. And not many noticed.
When Wade shows up, it’s usually in a big way.
Wade showcased his vintage self in game 4, 32 points and six steals, hopes to continue it and feels like this series is going the distance.
Obviously, it’s now a best-of-three. Irony?
What does Tim Duncan aka Mr. Obvious think about Game 5? Of course.
Tony Parker says his hamstring is fine.
Then, contradicts himself. I blame Pop.
The Heat downplaying their lineup change (Mike Miller for Udonis Haslem at the 4).
Pop is still, well, Pop.
LeBron is tired of being mediocre and inconsistent.
Oh, yeah. That Game 5 is, uh, pretty big.
The Heat and Spurs have alternated wins in this series. If the trend continues, the Spurs will be up 3-2 after Sunday night. The Heat’s challenge is to not get complacent with Thursday’s win. Yes, they won home court, but why settle when you could go for the kill.
The Spurs? Well, this is as much of a “must-win” as you’re going to get. San Antonio is not going to win two more in Miami. It’s just not going to happen. Spurs need Game 5, but do the Heat want it?
On to Game 5.