Erik Spoelstra, Dwyane Wade Come From 'Place Of Purity,' Are Cool

Once the Miami Heat came out of their bat cave, everyone wanted to ask about the Erik Spoelstra-Dwyane Wade face-off in Game 3. During a time-out, Wade got in his longtime coach's face, possibly because Spo pointed out that Wade was playing one of his worst games ever.

But things are cool, y'all. As Game 4 arrives, everything is good, because Spo and Wade are pure. Or something.

From Mike Lopresti's USA Today column:

Spoelstra: "The next timeout, everything was fine. ... The most important thing is, we both come from a place of purity. It's all about winning.

"That's the least of our concerns over the last two days.''

That which is the purported least of the Heat's concerns has been near the top of the list for observers, not just because Wade barked at his boss, but because Wade was so, so awful in Game 3 and hasn't been himself all series long. He's shot 18-58 (.310) and has more turnovers (10) than assists (9). Something is wrong with Wade, be it injury or otherwise. With Chris Bosh out, the Heat can't afford to be missing an effective Wade too.

Game 4 is Sunday at 3: 30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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