Skip to content

Video: Wade’s block leads to Pietrus’ game-changing three

Jun 6, 2012, 2:00 AM EDT

This was the play that changed everything. Miami was up 6 and had been on a 16-4 run when Dwyane Wade makes a spectacular block on Brandon Bass at the rim and the usually sleepy Heat crowd bolted to life.

But then Rajon Rondo made the play of the game — a touch-pass off the blocked ball to a wide-open Mickael Pietrus, who drains the three. And suddenly it’s a one possession game and you could feel the momentum swing. That shot started an 18-8 Boston run that got them the win.

What sealed it Paul Pierce‘s three over LeBron James with less than a minute to go to put the Heat up four. An isolation three contested by LeBron is not a high percentage shot, but like they did all night Boston just made the plays when they needed to.

Latest Posts
  1. Nigeria beats Angola to win AfroBasket, qualify for Rio Olympics

    Aug 30, 2015, 10:16 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 10 - Basketball Getty Images

    Al-Farouq Aminu is headed back to the Olympics.

  2. Sneaky good summer move: Spurs trade for Ray McCallum

    Aug 30, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers Getty Images

    We’ll all look back at the McCallum trade and say “it’s the Spurs doing Spurs things again.”

  3. Report: Heat want to take long look at young guards before trading Mario Chalmers

    Aug 30, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

    Mario Chalmers AP

    Can Johnson take on the backup point guard role if Chalmers was moved?

  4. Gov. Scott Walker defends $250 million Milwaukee arena deal as “fiscally responsible”

    Aug 30, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    Scott Walker AP

    “You’re talking about being a fiscally responsible person, I am. That’s precisely why I did this.” —Scott Walker

  5. Hornets’ coach says rookie Frank Kaminsky needs to add strength

    Aug 30, 2015, 9:30 AM EDT

    2015 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot Getty Images

    He may start at the four for Charlotte this year.

  6. Anthony Davis “definitely” plans on shooting more threes this season

    Aug 29, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT

    Anthony Davis Anthony Davis

    If he develops a consistent three-point shot, it’s over.

Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (2508)
  2. K. Irving (1970)
  3. L. James (1651)
  4. A. Davis (1581)
  5. K. Bryant (1579)