LeBron James began his assault with three straight threes near the end of the first period, and the assault didn’t stop ’til Miami’s lead reached 20 points with just over eight minutes to play in the first half.
“I was glad I was on the bench, so I could watch the show,” Dwyane Wade said of James’ pouring in 23 of his 36 points in six minutes. “When a guy’s hitting like that, you don’t want to say much to him. In a sense, you don’t know what to do. You don’t know if you should leave him alone, dap him up. I don’t know. I just stayed away from him.”