INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Miami Heat star guard Dwyane Wade bounced back in a big way in game four against the Indiana Pacers with some Hoosier help.
The all-star scored 30 points and added 9 rebounds, helping the Heat square the series with Indiana at two games apiece. Impressive numbers for Wade, coming off an awful 5 point performance in game three, and after reportedly having his knee drained earlier.
Wade says he spent some time with his Marquette College coach, Tom Crean, who helped him gain back his edge after a Friday visit to Bloomington.
“I spent some time at (Indiana University) with my coach, and it was my first time there, great place, really nice campus, but really spent a lot of time with a mentor of mine, a father figure. We had a long day with long hours of conversing, talking about a lot of things. Coach Crean made sure I was all good. They have a great team down there. He had film of me of my missed shots, my made shots so I can see it, so I could see both. It really helped me clear my mind and focus again. It was good to get away for a bit,” said Wade.
The series now moves back to Miami where the Heat and Pacers tip at 8 p.m. Tuesday night in game five. Game six will also tip at 8 p.m. Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.