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Last night the outside jumper was not falling for Wade very much at all. The main reason is because he was strongly defended on every jump shot he took. Even when Wade knocked shots down, he was falling away with a hand in his face.
It was a wonder how he even made some of the shots.
Wade took 10 jumpers from outside 10 feet during the game and only made three of them. This statistic was really emphasized during the third quarter of the game when the Thunder made their comeback. In the third, Wade took four jumpers from outside 10 feet and a jumper from nine feet away—he missed all five of them.
Dwyane Wade has a great outside shot, but he needs to combine that with his ability to get to the basket and score. When a defender is afraid that you could blow by him and score at any second, they will not play you as closely. It will allow you to get a little more separation when you take your jump shot. Then again, if they continue to play right up on you, then keep blowing past them and taking easy layups.
Wade only took three shots in the game from inside two feet of the basket. When you compare this to the LeBron and Durant, LeBron had seven shots from inside two feet, while Durant had six.
Clearly, Wade did not drive the lane enough in Game 1, and if the Miami Heat want to pick up more easy points in Game 2 and get to the free throw line more, Wade needs to drive the lane more in Game 2.