Looks like the Heat's Big 3 all decided to show up in Game 4
LeBron James: 33 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks
Dwyane Wade: 32 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 steals, 1 block
Chris Bosh: 20 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks
Before Game 4, the Big 3 had been averaging a combined 43.3 points per game. In game 4, they combined for 85 points.
There shouldn't be any doubt that if they can somehow keep playing at this level, the Heat should be able to beat any team on the planet.
But can they continue it?
Let's face it. We know LeBron is capable of literally anything. His 33-point effort is a great game, but almost seems like an average performance, in terms of what he's capable of.
Dwyane Wade has been plagued by a 'bum knee' according to LeBron, so can Wade continue at anything close to this pace? 30+ points and an outrageous 6 steals might be a stretch, but they need him to step up if they want another O'Brien Trophy.
Can the uber-soft Chris Bosh somehow come back for another night of 20 and 13?
It's a brand new series, with each team needing two wins out of the three remaining games, two of which will be in Miami if the series goes to the 7th game.
I don't want to disrespect the Spurs, but it really seems like the series will hinge on how effective the Heat's Big 3 can be. If they're on, no one can beat them. If not, the Spurs are definitely the better team.
How will the rest of the NBA Finals shake out?