Bosh, playing a true center because of a smaller lineup, scored 20 with 13 rebounds, once more the All-Star-caliber Big Third, just like on the grand blueprint.
A WADE FLASHBACK
Wades show might have been the biggest and most redeeming of all. Said LeBron of is mate: No matter how great you are, no matter what you rèsumè is, to have a game like this lets you know that youre still one bad He stopped himself. You know the next two words. I cant say them. My kids might be watching.
Wade couldnt resist a bit of well-earned chest-thumping after the game. He quickly posted on Instagram of photo of himself dunking in the game. The caption he wrote read: I was born to make statements, not excuses.
The Big 3 had averaged 43 points the first three games of the Finals, and had 85 this night a collective statement. The rising up of all three men was faith restoring, a reminder they have it in them, and an indication they can summon magic when it is absolutely necessary.
Game 4 was the Big 3 finding another gear. It was fourth. It was fifth. It might have been sixth.
Now, even a loss Sunday would still leave Miami two home games to make amends. Didnt Thursday night convince you that winning those two would be closer to likely than just possible?
The team follows its leaders. The word is resilience.
With us weve always been under that microscope, so its always about how you respond, Bosh said. Ever since weve gotten together, weve had to respond to adversity. When things get rough, thats when we pull together. We just rely on each and other and really pick it up.
Miami has not lost back-to-back games since early January and is now 6-0 after losses in this postseason, and by an average margin of 17 points.
You push this team and it pushes back. Harder.
You doubt this team, it calls you out as a fool.
You begin to wonder about this team, or its Big 3, and they remind you who they are, and what they are: