NBA Finals 2013: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 2; Live Stream, TV Schedule, Preview As LeBron James Takes on Tony Parker
Realizing that the San Antonio Spurs have taken home-court away from his team, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade believes tomorrow's Game 2 of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals series is a "must-win" situation.
"You don't want to go down 0-2 going to San Antonio for three straight games. Odds are not that good. They are not in our favor," said Wade. "We're not a team that really says too much 'this is a must-win game' but this is a must-win game. For us, we have to win this game at home. We have to come out and play a lot better."
Wade finished with 17 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists in Game 1 but failed to score in the fourth quarter. Fatigue may have played factor in the Heats' struggles after playing a physical seven-game Eastern Conference Finals series against the Indiana Pacers. Both Wade and LeBron James - who notched a triple-double with an 18 points, 18 rebounds, 10 assists performance - started the fourth quarter on the bench.
"I had been accustomed to being able to start the fourth but the third quarter was so -- I was in the paint, defensive rebounding, I was closing out Kawhi Leonard on shooters," said James. "It took all in the tank from me in the third quarter. So I needed a little breather."
Leonard also gave James problems on the defensive end, holding him to six points, 2-for-8 from the field, when guarding the league MVP award winner.
James scored six points, going 2-for-8 from the field, when Leonard was guarding him. His average shot attempt was 16.4 feet away from the basket.
"I just try to stay in contact with him, making him take tough shots and making him score over me, said Leonard. "I just try to stay in front of him. There are some things that we still need to cut off. He had a lot of points at the basket. And it was just one game. He could come out here and have a better game than that."
Game 2 is tomorrow night, at American Airline Arena, in Miami.
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