LeBron and Wade Must Figure Out 4th Quarter Problems Before They Are Perfect

Matt Shetler@@buccos12Correspondent IMay 29, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 24:  LeBron James #6 and  Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat wait during a time-out against the Indiana Pacers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 24, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Heat defeated the Pacers 105-93 to win the series. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been on quite the roll the past four games. In fact, the duo has never played better together.

Yet despite their brilliance as of late, they need to show more something more before we call them perfect, and that’s the ability to do what they’ve been doing in tight fourth quarters.

During the past four games LBJ and Wade have combined to score 251 points (62.8 per game) and have combined to make 99-of-169 (59 percent) shots from the floor.

However because of their brilliance, the Heat have pretty much cruised to four consecutive playoff victories, winning by an average of 16.5 points per game.

Miami’s biggest problem has been fourth quarter execution and with the roll that they are on right now, it’s quite possible that they won’t need to be put in that situation anytime soon. But when they do, whose hands does head coach Erik Spoelstra put the ball in?

It’s been an issue in the past as two of Miami’s three postseason losses have come down to the final seconds with the ball never finding its way into LeBron’s hands.

With the way things are clicking between Wade and James at the moment, there is little doubt that they will figure out late-game situations as well, but until are put in that situation and produce positive results, let’s hold off on calling them perfect just yet.

Pressure situations in the postseason have been the only thing truly holding this Miami team back, dating back to the 2011 NBA Finals.

Once they conquer that mountain though, will there be anything stopping them from accomplishing everything they set out to do?

Of course, given the way they are performing on the offensive end, we may not see LeBron and Wade in that type of situation for a very long time.