MIAMI They might be known as the Big Three. But in this series against the Indiana Pacers, its been more like the Big One.
LeBron James in his three years with the Miami Heat often has deferred to fellow All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. But the latter two certainly havent been looking recently like stars.
Wade has been hampered by a painful bruised right knee throughout the playoffs and hasnt reached 20 points in any of the past 11 games hes played. In the Eastern Conference finals, which the Heat lead 3-2 entering Saturdays Game 6 at Indiana, Wade is averaging 15.4 points. Thats well below his regular-season average of 21.2.
Bosh, who is battling big Roy Hibbert at center and has played recently on a sprained right ankle, also has had problems in the series. Hes averaging 12.6 points, below his regular-season average of 16.6.
So whats James had to do? Take charge even more.
Even though the Heat are scoring more than four points fewer per game in the series than they did ...