SPORTS
06/09/2011 04:48 pm ET | Updated Aug 09, 2011

Dwyane Wade Thanks Mavericks For LeBron Trash Talk

Dwyane Wade doesn't mind the LeBron trash talk coming from the Mavericks this week. In fact, he appreciates it.

Matt Moore of CBSSports Eye on Basketball reported on Thursday that the Heat star said the trash talk "adds fuel to the fire."

"We appreciate Dallas for that," Wade said. "Even if he had lost focus, he was going to get it back, but we appreciate the words that are coming out of their mouths."

Before Game 4, Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson called the Heat players "actors" because they do a great job at selling calls.

Stevenson took a shot at LeBron James after Dallas' 86-83 victory, claiming that he "checked out" in the final minutes.

James scored eight points in Game 4, his lowest scoring total in 90 career playoff games.

Game 5 will be played Thursday night in Dallas.