WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The Washington Wizards have not figured
out how to slow down Dwyane Wade and they're running out of
The All-Star guard looks to lead the Miami Heat to a 3-0 series
lead over the Wizards when their Eastern Conference semifinal
matchup moves to the MCI Center on Thursday.
Sparked by a 31-point, 15-assist, seven-rebound performance from
Wade, the Heat won their franchise-record sixth straight
playoff game, 108-102 over Washington on Tuesday.
In just his second season, Wade joined Hall of Famers Oscar
Robertson, Walt Frazier, Jerry West and Magic Johnson as the
only players to score 30 points, collect 15 assists and grab
five rebounds in a postseason contest.
Eddie Jones scored 21 points, Shaquille O'Neal added 16 and
Udonis Haslem 14 with 13 rebounds for Miami, which shot nearly
58 percent (38-of-66) from the floor.
Wizards center Etan Thomas suffered a strained abdominal muscle
in the second quarter Tuesday and likely will sit out Game Three.
With Kwame Brown suspended, Washington must rely more on
Brendan Haywood and Michael Ruffin to battle against O'Neal
Despite playing with tendinitis in his right knee, Antawn
Jamison scored 32 points, while Gilbert Arenas added 28 and
Larry Hughes 15 after he missed his first 11 shots for the