San Antonio Spurs 107, Miami Heat 86
Recap | Box Score
LeBron James: A
10-17 FG (4-8 3FG), 4-6 FT, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 28 points
LeBron James is just being asked to to way too much. He is the only one scoring consistently, seems to be the only guy that can stay between Tony Parker and the basket and has to be the catalyst for any and all ball movement by getting in the paint and kicking it out. It’s too much for one man, and it seems as though LeBron needs to score at least 30 points for the Heat to even be in the game.
Dwyane Wade: D-
3-13 FG, 4-8 FT, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, 10 points
Wade was quite possibly the worst player on the floor for the Heat tonight. You can tell his legs are giving out on him when he doesn’t get any elevation on layups, missing looks at the rim he usually makes. Beyond his painfully tired offense, his defense almost made him unplayable. He consistently lost guys on help assignments and Boris Diaw made the Heat pay for matching Wade up on him all game.
Chris Bosh: C+
5-11 FG (0-1 3FG), 4 rebounds, 0 assists, 2 steals, 12 points
Chris Bosh got to an early start with six points in the first seven minutes. Not much else after that, though. His numbers weren’t eye-popping tonight, but he never got the chance to get into a rhythm. The Heat like to get Bosh involved early by finding him on the elbow and letting him create, but they tend to get away from it as the game goes on. With Wade playing himself out of the series, it’s time to let Bosh be Bosh. More than just the first few minutes of the game.
Miami Heat: F
After getting blown out at home in Game 3, the Heat came out and got blown out from the beginning tonight. LeBron seems to be the only one doing much of anything. The ball movement is stagnant and the ball just isn’t going in on a lot of shots while the Spurs have seemingly been shooting it into a swimming pool. Someone not named LeBron is going to need to step up for the Heat to have any chance of taking this seven games.