Dwyane Wade dominated Game 4 in a fashion that hasn't been seen since 1988. Isiah Thomas was the last player to drop more than 30 points with 6+ steals in the NBA Finals, and it was about time that version of Wade showed up in the Finals. He also chipped in six rebounds and four assists while LeBron James added 33 points and 11 rebounds. Throw in Chris Bosh's 20 points and that's 85 points for the Big Three, close to outscoring the Spurs by themselves. The final score was 109-93.
Miami has displayed this kind of resiliency throughout the playoffs but haven't really asserted their dominance in consecutive games. Though they have home court advantage in their favor, they will need to win consecutive games at some point in the series in order to win it.
Pivotal Game 5 is on Sunday. After that, someone's season is on the line. Buckle up.
This was Wade's first 30-pt game since March 4. LeBron closes with 33 points, 11 rebounds; Bosh 20 and 13. Allen scores 14. Heat shoots 53%— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) June 14, 2013
Dwyane Wade closes with 32 points,6 rbs, 4 assists, 6 steals.First player with at least 30 pts, 6 steals in Finals game since Isiah in 1988.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) June 14, 2013
LeBron, Wade and Bosh combine for 85 points as Heat beat Spurs 109-93. Game 5 Sunday (8 ET) in San Antonio.— Brett Poirier NBA (@BrettNBA) June 14, 2013
#HEATFinals Final: HEAT 109 – Spurs 93. James 33pts 11rebs 4asts 2stls 2blks, Wade 32pts 6rebs 4asts, Bosh 20pts 13rebs 2blks, Allen 14pts.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) June 14, 2013
Unclear on what is more stunning. That Wade would do that. Or that Wade doing it would be stunning.— Dan Le Batard Show (@LeBatardShow) June 14, 2013
Losing back-to-back games is not an option for Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat -> pic.twitter.com/VNMBLo7KgP— ESPN (@espn) June 14, 2013
Dwyane Wade has his first 30-point game of the postseason and has been getting into the paint with regularity. pic.twitter.com/HN3O97HJnq— The NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 14, 2013