It was interesting to hear Dwyane Wade and LeBron James talk after the game about how big a game it was for them, and how they talked before the game about how important it was to them.
It was interesting because had the Heat lost, you would've heard them say that the series was just tied and that it was still in their hands because they had homecourt advantage. But you could tell that they really meant what they said Tuesday night, and that this would've been a pretty devastating loss had they gone another game in Boston without winning.
What made this particularly impressive for the Big Three is that they had to essentially do it on their own on the offensive end. No other player even took a shot attempt after the 10 minute mark of the fourth quarter, when Mike Miller missed a three-pointer.
This was a major breakthrough for this group, and Chris Bosh was particularly impressive. All eyes were on him after his poor game and his subsequent words about his emotions getting the best of him.
And he showed up by doing exactly what Wade said he should do, getting involved even when he's not scoring. That tip-in at the end may have been against Ray Allen because a switch had Kevin Garnett defending LeBron, but it was still Bosh being active and finding a way.
Wade said Erik Spoelstra said before the game that the team needed 12 rebounds from Bosh. That tip-in gave him 12 rebounds.
And kudos to Joel Anthony for being the primary defender on Garnett and essentially shutting him down. Garnett was 1 of 10 from the field after his huge Game 3.