LeBron James took one shot in the 4th quarter. Dirk Nowitzki battled through illness to have another huge 4th quarter. Through the first four games of the series, here’s the ranking of best players in the Finals:
- D Wade
- Tyson Chandler
So we can all stop with the “LeBron is better than” comparisons. Neither Magic, Bird, Jordan, nor Kobe (the four greatest individual talents – and champions – of the last 30 years) would have disappeared in the 4th quarter of a close Finals game like James did last night.
Strange to type the above headline. Stranger still to see the Miami Heat respond with championship-caliber steadiness on the road. Miami stared down another late charge from the Dallas Mavericks to win Game 3 of the NBA Finals and take a 2-1 series lead.
Chris Bosh hit the game winning shot with under 40 seconds to go.
Robert has a useful saying about postseason basketball: The last shot needs to go in. Last night’s game one between the Mavericks and the Lakers was a great example of this. Kobe missed at the end. Thus, Game One to Dallas, 96-94.