Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers – NBA Playoffs 2012 – Game 4 – Recap

James, Wade combine for 70 as Heat win Game 4

By TOM WITHERS
Posted May 20 2012 9:25PM INDIANAPOLIS AP

The coveted NBA championship, the one LeBron James needs to validate everything, was vanishing.With 18,000 towel-waving fans roaring like the engines at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indiana Pacers had knocked the Miami Heat to the floor and to the edge of elimination.James didn’t panic. He simply picked up his teammates and carried them to a win.And this time, Dwyane Wade helped.James scored 40 points with 19 rebounds and nine assists, and Wade added 30 points – 22 in the second half – as Miami rallied to even their semifinal series against Indiana with a 101-93 win on Sunday over the Pacers, who had the defending Eastern Conference champions down couldn’t keep them there.”I felt like I had to do whatever it took to win,” said James, who played all but four minutes.With All-Star forward Chris Bosh injured and back in Florida, the James-Wade tag team saved the Heat, who will host Game 5 on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.”Me and `Bron had it going,” said Wade, who bounced back from the worst playoff game of his career – five points on 2-of-13 shooting – with one of his best, “We played off of each other very well. We both were aggressive at the same time. That’s beautiful basketball for the Miami Heat when we play that way.”The Heat now head home back in control of the best-of-seven series, which is down to a best-of-three with two of the games on Miami’s home floor.”It’s still going to be a dogfight,” James said.

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