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Heat’s Big Three score 85 points, their new playoff best

Jun 14, 2013, 4:45 AM EDT

Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

LeBron James scored 33 points in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, his most since Game 2 against the Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Dwyane had 32 points in Game 4, his most since March 4.

Chris Bosh added 20 points in Game 4, his most since Game 3 against the Bulls in the second round.

It’s been a while since the Heat’s Big Three played so well, let alone at the same time. Their combined total – 85 points – was their most ever in playoff game.

The previous high was 83 points scored against the Celtics in Game 4 of the 2011 Eastern Conference semifinals. Only nine regular-season games bested the 85 they scored last night.

The Big Three also combined for 10 steals – second among the 235 games LeBron, Wade and Bosh have played together and next to only a January game against the Lakers that featured 11 steals.

In addition, the Big Three’s 30 rebounds ranked 16th for them, and their five blocks ranked 21st.

Arguably, the Big Three – which combined for 85 points, 30 rebounds, 9 assists, 10 steals, 5 blocks – has never been better together than they were in Game 4’s 109-93 win.

  1. mungman69 - Jun 14, 2013 at 6:24 AM

    I wonder if the “Big Three” can keep this up.

    • fanofevilempire - Jun 14, 2013 at 7:24 AM

      Miami re has the real BIG three ………

  2. nokoolaidcowboy - Jun 14, 2013 at 6:54 AM

    Wait…the series is tide? Wow, what a surprise!

    • nokoolaidcowboy - Jun 14, 2013 at 6:55 AM

      *tied

  3. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Heat fans understand that as great as last night’s game was, this thing is a long way from over. Anti-Heat fans think one Heat loss means the series is over, the era is over, blah blah blah. Gotta win 4. And as hard as the first two were, the next two will be much much harder.

    And this game on Sunday? Spurs are going to play their best game of the year. Heat have to play better.

    But for now, we’re going to enjoy this for a little.

    • hehateme2 - Jun 14, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      Spurs are gassed. They won’t make it to the end. Too bad… ;-)

  4. reedme16 - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Like I said yesterday, the whole narrative of the series changes when the Heat won Game 4. If you didn’t know basketball, you would have thought the Heat were down 3-1. The series is now tied, But Mia has to bring this intensity to game 5 Spurs can’t play at that pace for a full gamem. Take away the spectacular shooting and turn up the pace is the formula for Mia to win.

    And please don’t bring that lazy argument about the refs. The Heat were in the penalty early in every quarter but the 4th. So the calls obviously weren’t all going their way!

    • nard100 - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      Well said especially about the penalties. I find that whenever you have a team that lives by 3 point shooting eventually they die by it and last night they died and the SA “big 3″ couldn’t help them out of it.

  5. leahcima1 - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Some villages must have gotten their idiot back. I don’t see cantonjerk13 around?

    • cantonbound13 - Jun 14, 2013 at 6:51 PM

      Try reading, I’ve been here win or lose, not like you.

  6. mungman69 - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Yeah, which Miami team shows up? This will be very interesting.

  7. shockexchange - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    The Shock Exchange enjoyed this “no surrender … no retreat” version of the Miami Heat.

  8. bball1950 - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    A couple of questionable calls that go Miami way lead to Miami possessions and potential points.
    1. Wade fouls Splitter across the arms, no call. Miami gets ball and goes down court and scores. Wade would have had 5 fouls by the 3rd period.
    2. Bosh flops when Duncan was boxing him out. Call on Duncan and Parkers(?) layup no good.
    3. Ball stripped on Bosh, with the ball clearly going off of Bosh, Called of San Antonio, Miami ball.
    These little calls can change a game.

    • azarkhan - Jun 14, 2013 at 1:17 PM

      The refereeing in this series overall has been excellent. Those “little calls” you mentioned didn’t cost the Spurs the game. Wade, James and Bosh playing aggressive, outstanding basketball won the game for the Heat.

      Spurs fan

    • hehateme2 - Jun 14, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      Really weak homer

  9. jzone954 - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    I hope that game one we let slip through our finger doesn’t come back to haunt us. Wade looks like he now knows he has I play like that for them to win because there gonna key on lebron still. Keep them honest. And now we all see why happens when your not raining 30 3 pointers

  10. reedme16 - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    You can always pick out bad calls in a game.

    Foul on Wade when he cleanly blocked Duncan

    Foul on Wade blocking out Splitter which was normal contact on a rebound

    Foul on Bosh when Leonard drove baseline for a three point play. Leonard clearly wasn’t touched

    Gary Neal flop on Lebron

    And few questionable foul calls for Duncan

    It goes both ways even though people want every call to go against the Heat and none against the Spurs. Officials have been doing a good job staying out of the way

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