LeBron James played better, but it was Dwyane Wade who carried the Miami Heat in a Game 4 win to tie the 2013 NBA Finals at 2-2 as a pivotal Game 5 is set for San Antonio on Sunday night.
Wade was hot from the start and simply hit everything he put up while LeBron played more aggressively than the first three games of the series, setting up solid plays for his teammates. Wade and Chris Bosh were fiends on the defensive end, blocking shots left and right, which resulted in fast breaks for James, who finally capitalized on those opportunities.
In short, Game 4 was a perfect example of what the Heat set out to accomplish when James, Wade and Bosh agreed to play together in Miami. When all three of them are clicking, they’re almost unbeatable.
Preventing fast breaks will be key for the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5, which starts on both ends of the floor. If the Spurs can put together a more consistent attack on offense and play with more energy on defense, the series will shift to Miami with the Spurs up 3-2. Of course, if LeBron has the monster game that everyone is still waiting to see, there’s not much that can be done about it.