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Question of the Day
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - There have been times in these NBA Finals that Dwyane Wade has looked like the Dwyane Wade of old, attacking the rim, dropping the unblockable floater in the lane and jumpstarting the Miami Heat offense.
There have also been times during the finals when he’s simply looked old, disappearing from the offense, clanking open jumpers and being thwarted on his drives to the basket.
Wade has gotten off to fast starts in each of the first three games only to hit a wall in the second half each time as the younger San Antonio Spurs defenders wore him down. The former finals MVP is averaging 11.7 points on 60 percent shooting in the first half of the finals, and just 2.7 points on 22 percent shooting in the second half.
Wade went scoreless for the entire second half of the Heat’s Game 2 win and did not score at all in the fourth quarter of Game 1 as the Spurs rallied to win. In Game 3, Wade scored 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting in the first half, but managed just four points and missed six of his eight shots in the second half of the 113-77 loss.
“Nothing is changing,” said Wade, whose Heat trailed the best-of-seven series 2-1 heading into Game 4 on Thursday night. “They are staying to their game. Obviously on my pick-and-rolls they go under. And that’s pretty much it. Limiting my opportunities.”
His balky right knee has been a problem for the entire playoffs, and it’s no surprise that he seems to have more spring in his step early in games after having a pregame warmup. But Wade isn’t about to use that as an excuse.
“If it is, I won’t tell you,” Wade said when asked if his knee was hampering him. “So that’s a pointless question.”
TECHNICALLY SPEAKING: When NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson said on Wednesday that the league’s Competition Committee was recommending that instant replay be expanded to include block/charge calls in late-game situations, some were worried that a potential change could add too much time to the games with so many extra replays.
But Jackson doesn’t think it will have a significant impact. Referees can only review the block/charge call after they have called for a review to check and see if the defensive player’s feet were in the restricted area, and only in the final two minutes of a game or in overtime.
Jackson said last season there were only five instances of replays being used to check if a player’s feet were in the restricted area.
“It’s simply a very narrow review that relates to the trigger you’re going to see,” Jackson said. “It’s not like a (more common) out of bounds trigger.”
Under the proposal, which has yet to be considered by the NBA’s board of governors, if a referee calls for a review to check if a defender’s feet were in the restricted area under the basket and determines they were not, the official can then look at the initial block/charge call itself to see if it was correct.
ICE MAN LAMENTS: George Gervin spent nearly all of his Hall of Fame career in San Antonio, playing with the Spurs both in the ABA and NBA from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s.
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