Dwyane Wade Wants The Damn Ball In Game 7

Dwyane Wade Wants The Damn Ball In Game 7
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Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh need more touches if the Miami Heat hope to advance to the NBA Finals. At least that’s the take of Wade, who implied LeBron James is trying to will the team to victory by himself.

“We’ve got guys individually who want to play better,” Wade said Saturday night.

“But we’ve got to try to help each other out in this locker room and not leave it up to the individual to self-will it.”

James said after the Heat won Game 5 that the victory was reminiscent of his Cleveland Cavaliers’ days. Without expounding on his overriding message, James was pointing to his increased production, apparently necessitated by the decline in output from the other two members of the “Big Three,” Wade and Bosh.

Wade and Bosh were 4 of 19 combined with 15 points in Game 6.

“I’m really disappointed in myself,” Bosh said.

“… I have to play better in Game 7. It’s as simple as that.”

Bosh was 1-of-8 shooting with five points and has scored less than 10 in three consecutive games.

“I mean, we can state the obvious — they’re both struggling,” James said Saturday.

“When you’re struggling, the best thing to get is a layup or a dunk. (Wade) missed a couple of them … Chris is struggling with his shot and him hurting his ankle (in Game 4) didn’t help.”

Wade said the Heat can’t be a one-man show and still be successful. James said he’s open to looking at film and trying to find solutions before the series-deciding seventh game Monday in Miami.

Bosh refused to blame the ankle sprain for his poor play and Wade said rhythm is a bigger factor in his downtick in scoring than the bone bruise on his right knee. NBA analyst Steve Kerr said Wade’s knee hindered confidence in his jumpshot, and the Pacers are defending to cut off penetration, almost unconcerned with his 3-point shooting.

“We’ve got to do a good job of making sure me and Chris have our opportunities to succeed throughout the game,” Wade said.

“That’s something we’re going to have to look at as a team.

“…I get a little more rhythm defensively, I get to defend every play,” Wade said.

“Offensively, I don’t get the ball every play. So it comes a little different. You know, the rhythm is a little different.

via Sports Xchange, Photo Credit: Getty Images

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