Five Adjustments the Miami Heat Must Make for Game 5

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2. Get Dwyane Wade Going

Dwyane Wade Fast Break

Wade has struggled since the series moved to Charlotte. In Games 3 and 4, he scored only 29 points on 11-of-31 shooting. Granted, he is being double-teamed late in games and has been focusing more on getting other guys involved. In fact, his assist numbers went up in Games 3 and 4. However, Wade is the engine that makes this Heat team run. Luol Deng cannot continue to lead the team in points each game, though Miami has benefited from his sharp-shooting in the series.

Wade needs to step up and lead by example, and, if Miami continues to struggle to score the basketball, it falls on their star player to pick up the slack. In this series, he’s done a solid job of getting to the foul line, but it seems he’s looking to get fouled first before assuring the ball goes in the hoop. Wade must use his veteran craftiness and superior mid-range game to lead his team on the offensive end, while still getting other guys involved. Look for him to bounce back for a solid outing in Game 5.

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Grant is a life-long Miami Heat fan hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His earliest Heat memories involve Eddie Jones going off on opponents and hoping he'd become the next Michael Jordan. When that didn't pan out, a guy named Dwyane Wade came to Miami and Grant's fandom turned to obsession. He graduated with an English degree from the University of Central Florida and currently resides in Los Angeles.