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Dwyane Wade on Big 3 Heat vs. current Warriors: "Would have done well."

It took Dwyane Wade a couple of seconds to consider.

How would the 2012-13 Miami Heat team, by far the best of the "Big Three" teams, the one that went 66-16, have fared against the current Golden State Warriors, who come to Miami at 50-5?

With a starting lineup of Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, LeBron James, Wade and Mario Chalmers, and the likes of Ray Allen, Chris Andersen, Shane Battier, Norris Cole -- and occasionally Mike Miller -- coming off the bench?

"Um....," Wade said. "We would have done well. We would have done well. The reason is, the ability of LeBron to be able to guard Steph. It would have been a different kind of look. OK, so, I think with that, we would have been good. CB can match up with..."

Draymond Green?

"Yeah, because we were playing with CB at the five back then, right?" Wade said. "So if we did need to, 'Bron could match up with Draymond. So, I think we would have done well. I think we would have done well." 

That Heat team, unlike the current one, shot and made a lot of three-pointers -- though nothing like the Warriors do.

"I think we would have done well," Wade said. "But, I mean, they're (bleeping) good. That's one thing, they're good. Can't take away from that." 

The Warriors believe they'll win every time they play.

"Yeah, we had that," Wade said. "We're down 20, five minutes left. All right, we got it." 

Wade laughed.

"We got this," he said.

And if the Heat started the modern smallball craze, the Warriors have taken it to....

"Another level," Wade said. "Yeah, that's how it's supposed to go, right? (Every) generation." 




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