• Wade said after Thursday’s game that he thought the Heat “were a little fatigued at times, honestly, in the fourth quarter.”
Wade, who was 0 for 2 in the fourth quarter, amended his comments Friday.
“I don’t want nobody to think that’s a crutch, that we were tired,” Wade said. “So what? We have to play. I said we looked like a team that came out of a seven-game series in the fourth quarter. We died down a little bit physically and mentally by making mistakes.
“So you have to fight through all that. It’s the Finals. There’s no other series after this. There’s no tomorrow after this from the standpoint of basketball.”
Said Spoelstra: “There’s no excuse at this point of the year. We’re mentally preparing for a long series. This is the final push, and regardless of how we’ve gotten here, we just have to be ready for whatever it takes.”
• James said he had no regrets on Parker’s game-clinching play Thursday, one in which he made an off-balance shot that barely beat the shot clock as the game time ran down.
“It didn’t run through my mind too much after the game,” said James, who looked like he got a piece of the shot.
“It was a tough shot. He came off a pick and roll. He bobbled it, he backed up, he tripped, he fell, and he got up and went under my arm and made a tough bank shot. That’s not why we lost the game.”
• James, who had 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists, recorded his second consecutive triple-double in a Finals game.
James had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists in Miami’s clinching victory over Oklahoma City last June.
Thursday’s triple-double tied him with Rajon Rondo and Larry Bird for third place on the career triple-double playoff list with 10. Magic Johnson has 30, and Jason Kidd has 11.
James also passed Johnson for 11th place on the career playoff scoring list.
Miami Herald sportswriter Barry Jackson contributed to this report.