Celtics vs. Heat: Why LeBron James and Co. Will Bounce Back and Win Game 4
The Miami Heat need not worry.
They have the Boston Celtics precisely where they want them.
Sure, they were thoroughly dominated for the majority of Game 3, but if anything, losing by only 10 in what will be shown on highlight shows as a rout should remind us all that the Heat are in a fantastic position to once again take control of the series on Sunday, or better yet, advance to the NBA Finals.
Think about everything that had to go right for Boston to emerge victorious on their home court.
Last time Dwyane Wade finished a playoff game with zero free throw attempts? He was a rookie, L vs. NOH Apr 24, 2004— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) June 2, 2012
LeBron James shot only five free throws and surprisingly missed four of them. James making only one free throw? That doesn't happen often.
What's more, James made 18-of-24 free throws in Game 2 and went 6-of-9 in Game 1.
Think those points add up?
One has to believe the entire Miami team, especially Wade and James, will be more aggressive attacking the hoop for the remainder of the series and shoot more free throws as a result.
Shane Battier went 0-for-6 from the field and went scoreless. The Heat are 5-0 the last five times he made the stat sheet.
Will the Heat bounce back in Game 4?
Joel Anthony didn't record a rebound for the first time this postseason.
Kevin Garnett shot 62.5 percent from the field. That's the third-highest field-goal percentage he's had in the last 22 games he's played, dating back to April 11.
That's not to say he's incapable of shooting a high percentage against the Heat's smaller and rather inexperienced front line, but it's not often he scores that efficiently.
Lastly, can the Celtics rely on nine big points from Marquis Daniels after he's shot only eight times this entire postseason?
To the untrained eye of a casual basketball fan, the momentum has shifted in the Eastern Conference finals.
But actually, Game 3 was more of an aberration than anything, and the Heat shouldn't be worried.
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