The Heat's blowout of the Spurs in Game 2 seemed to signify a change in the way the NBA Finals would play out, but that was before the Spurs' role players took over. Now, the Heat are reeling from a 3-point assault they were unable to stop and questions linger over LeBron James' performance thus far. James has found ways to contribute other than scoring, but the Heat are simply a worse team when LeBron isn't scoring at the top of his ability. Miami has an opportunity to tie it up tonight -- or go into a 3-1 hole.
Down on LeBron?
An off night wouldn't normally be a particular concern for LeBron, but he has spent the past three games failing to crack 20 points.
LeBron in Game 4?
The Heat have tended to come back in grand fashion after playoff losses, and LeBron James has been a major factor in their resilience.
Big Three's prognosis?
Tony Parker says he'll play tonight, but his hamstring could, well, hamstring him. He's not the only star whose Game 4 readiness is in question, however -- although not injured, neither Dwyane Wade nor Chris Bosh has been up to snuff in this series.