Heat win game four thanks to strong performance from Big 3
The Miami Heat easily won Game Four over the San Antonio Spurs, behind stellar performances from Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.
James and Wade stepped up in a major way for the Heat Thursday night to knot up the series 2-2. They combined for 65 of Miami’s 109 points. The other member of the Big 3, Chris Bosh, was no slouch either, posting 20 points and 13 rebounds in what was a relatively easy victory for the Heat.
After lackluster performances in the first three games, Wade finally looked like the vintage Wade we’ve all known. He came out the gate eager to score, and that he did posting 32 points.
“That dude was amazing,” LeBron James said,according to ProBasketballTalk. “Like I said, he was ’06 Flash tonight. And we needed every bit of him.”
The Spurs struggled mightily the second half after the game was tied coming out of halftime 49-49, because of Miami’s stifling defense. They only scored 44 points in the second half compared to Miami’s 60.
Manu Ginobli’s finals woes continued. He only managed to score a mere five points on 1-5 shooting.
“We definitely need Manu,” Spurs guard Tony Parker said. “We need to try to help him get his confidence going. But I have a lot of confidence in Manu. I’m sure he’s going to break out of the slump. I’ve played with him a long time. I just know he’s going to have a big game soon,” reports Yahoo Sports.
The Spurs will need Ginobli to step up to win if the Heat’s Big 3 comes out with another outstanding performance like what was displayed Thursday night.
During the post-game press conference Wade was asked if he would be able to maintain the performance he had in Game Four to Game Five. “I guess there’s only one way to find out,” Wade said. “See you Sunday.”