However, last Sunday's game was a much more hostile contest that saw Wade getting called for a flagrant foul for elbowing Kevin Garnett to answer KG's hard screen on Mike Miller.
Wade and Garnett are their respective squads emotional leaders and that was showcased in Boston's 85-82 victory last Sunday.
The bad blood is clearly growing between these two title contenders, and it will only carry over into the playoffs.
Here is a faceoff between Boston's emotional leader, KG, and Miami's emotional leader, D-Wade in a tale of the tape slideshow that contains both real and imaginary elements (pretend as if they were boxing each other). Being a top five player in the NBA, Wade has a variety of strengths.
Although the Heat were eliminated by the Celtics in five games, it was a very physical first round series that was highlighted by Dwyane Wade's 46-point Game 4 effort.
The Celtics went off to win the Eastern Conference and take the Lakers to seven games in the NBA Finals.
He was always very inviting and the one takeaway you got from every time you talked to him was how he was just so super cool."Prince, whose death Thursday at 57 was felt particularly hard among his many fans within the NBA community, was a Minnesota native and a staunch supporter of both the Wolves and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx over the years.
Sources told this week that talks between Taylor and Kaplan are ongoing.
If Kaplan ultimately secures a 30 percent stake in the franchise, it would be with the understanding that he would eventually succeed Taylor as the Wolves' controlling owner, with the timing of that change up to Taylor.
Garnett and Thibodeau have a strong relationship dating to their time together in Boston, when Thibodeau essentially served as the defensive coordinator for the Celtics' team that won the NBA championship in Garnett's first season in town in 2007-08.
He has outstanding offensive skills that include an amazing ability to drive to the basket, superior dunking, superb dribbling and a solid mid-range jumper.
He showcases blazing speed that enables him to get up and down the floor very quickly. At 6'4", he is one of the best shot blocking guards in the league and also can rack up the steals. Overall, he can score at will and has very high basketball IQ, which makes him an elite player.
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