Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have shouldered most of the blame for the Miami Heat’s loss during game 1 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. And that, according to D-Wade, is no fun.
Wade told reporters today that playing in the playoffs isn’t any fun, especially when your team is losing.
Wade said: “Playoffs ain’t fun, man. I’m sorry to bust anyone on the outside’s bubble. As a player in the playoffs, you have no joy until it’s over and you won… If you don’t win, you have no joy for a while. So for us it’s the grind every day as a team of trying to win the series, trying to win four games in the series.”
The Miami Heat were leading going into the fourth quarter in game 1 but they were outscored by the Spurs 19-12 in the final 8 minutes and lost 92-88.
Wade said that the Heat players were a little worn down from their 7-game series against the Pacers and that fatigue may have played a part in their fourth quarter collapse.
Wade said: “By no means, no stretch do I want anybody to think that’s a crutch, that we were tired. So what? We have to play. I said we looked like a team that came out of a seven-game series in the fourth quarter. We died down a little bit physically and mentally by making mistakes. So you have to fight through all that. It’s the Finals. There’s no other series after this. There’s no tomorrow after this, from the standpoint of basketball.”
Fatigue may have heart the Heat during game 1 but it isn’t the team’s only problem. LeBron James put up a triple double during the opening game of the NBA finals while the other members of the “Big 3” failed to live up to their expectations. Wade has fared better than Bosh but both players aren’t doing much to help the Heat on their quest to win an NBA championship. And losing, according to Wade, just isn’t any fun.