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And so, right on cue, the other Heat appeared. The sluggish Heat. The error-prone Heat. The Heat that forget the game starts at tip-off, neglect to play defense and shrug at the Game 5 stakes in the NBA Finals.
Maybe if he always played soft. Maybe if you never saw the other side of him. Maybe Chris Bosh wouldn't be so roundly questioned if he wasn't smart enough to know exactly what happens when he plays an aggressive game.
This is how it ended for Dwyane Wade on a night that goes up in his pantheon: He walked down the hallway of the AT&T Center in stylish white clothes near midnight, parting packs of remaining Spurs fans, on his way to face the media.
SAN ANTONIO - Chris Bosh got the rebound. LeBron James got the pass. Dwyane Wade then came loping down the lane, taking the ball from LeBron and dunking the last smidgeon of San Antonio hope, all of it, through the basket Thursday night.
Let me guess: He'll be better.
SAN ANTONIO - The story of the night, the snapshot of these NBA Finals, came between the third and fourth quarters Tuesday night. That's how lopsided San Antonio's 113-77 victory against the Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals was.
The best player in basketball was getting the stuffing beat out of him. His shot was missing, his game bleeding. LeBron James looked weary, overmatched and so unlike the LeBron who normally bends steel.
Shut up and play. They used to have T-shirts in sports that said as much. They need to hand out some to the Heat as they make this final push to the mountaintop.
MIAMI - So this is what it came down to: Tony Parker feathering through the lane, glancing the ball off his leg, smothered by the Heat defense, stumbling to his knees and somehow, someway, getting up to put the ball off the backboard into the ba...
The one phone call that's telling, the one greeting that matters, the one word that a few years later puts these NBA Finals into proper context came just a few days after the Heat signed LeBron James.