Posted June 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
LeBron James has had too many nights like this, where he couldn't get enough help for long stretches of the game. It's just that most of them were back in Cleveland. With a quiet first half from Dwyane Wade and little contributions from any other starter, James' 34 points were wasted in a 101-91 loss Friday night that cut the Miami Heat's lead over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals to 2-1. Chris Bosh seems closer to returning from injury, and for the first time since early in the last round, the Heat look like they need him. Game 4 is Sunday in Boston. James had 30 points through three quarters, the rest of his teammates managing only 33. He had 14 of their 26 field goals at that point as the Heat dug themselves a 22-point hole, too big to climb out of even with a big fourth quarter.

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