It seems like, during almost every game in these NBA Playoffs, two of the big three have great games while the other member plays an average game or a supporting role. Today, the man playing that average game is Dwyane Wade, as LeBron James and Chris Bosh guide the Miami Heat. In reality, this game has been much more about team defense than any individual player, but those two have certainly shined brightest. James has 10 points, while Bosh has nine points and six rebounds.
Dirk Nowitzki has not been himself so far, scoring just six points. However, the Mavericks are down by just one point halfway through the second quarter, as the score sits at 27-26 with just under six minutes remaining in the half. J.J. Barea and Jason Terry have stepped up in his relative absence, and the Heat have struggled to deal with their speed.
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