Scouting report: Nets vs. Heat Game 4

Updated: May 13, 2006, 9:43 PM ET
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.
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Heat Offense: Miami won Game 3 because in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter, they defended, took care of the ball and they have Dwyane Wade. The Heat have a player in Wade who is almost indefensible. He can iso up top, run efficient pick-and-rolls to create penetration and he can pull up, elevate and get his shot on anyone. Wade scored 15 of his 30 points in Game 3 in the last 4:22. The Heat have a weapon in Wade that New Jersey may not have an answer for and it ultimately may be the difference in this series.

John Carroll

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John Carroll joined Scouts Inc. after nine years as an NBA coach, including a seven-year tenure with the Boston Celtics that concluded with a four-month stint as interim head coach in 2003-04. Before joining the NBA, Carroll spent six years as head coach at Duquesne University and seven years at Seton Hall as an assistant to head coach P.J. Carlesimo.