EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Nets can't stop Dwyane Wade, and on Sunday they couldn't solve Antoine Walker or Udonis Haslem, either.
Now they have to figure out something much tougher - how to come back from a 3-1 deficit.
Wade had 31 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the Miami Heat beat New Jersey 102-92 to move within a game of a second straight trip to the Eastern Conference finals.
Wade was sensational as usual, but it was the play of Walker and Haslem during a key stretch of the third quarter that gave Miami the cushion it needed to hold on for its third straight victory. The Heat can now wrap it up when they host Game 5 on Tuesday night in Miami.
“We're not surprised. When we play Miami Heat basketball on both ends of the floor, we're a tough team to beat, at home or on the road,” Wade said. “We go home to Game 5 and try to close it out at home.”