He won Game 1 in the final seconds, but that wasn't enough in the first round for Dwyane Wade. The Miami rookie wrapped up a 21-point, five-board, five-assist night by nailing a trey to put the Heat in front to stay with 54.4 seconds to go. Wade hit 9-of-17 from the field as Miami went up 3-2 on New Orleans with an 87-83 victory Friday.
A Give-and-Take Approach
When Latrell Sprewell is on, there may not be a better shooter in the NBA. He missed 10 of his team-high 18 shots in Minnesota's clinching win over Denver, but he enhanced his 19-point effort with five assists and four steals. Look for Sprewell to fly right alongside the rev-it-up Kings in the Western Conference Semifinals.
"That's my second time cheering for that dude in this series. No. 3 comes up huge for us again."
-- Lamar Odom on Dwyane Wade