The Miami Heat did what they do best in game 4 of the NBA Finals: respond to adversity. After being blown out in game 3 of the Finals, the Heat responded in a major way in game 4, defeating the San Antonio Spurs 109-93. After a close game 1 decided by four points, this is now the third game in a row decided by double digits. The Heat are now 6-0 in the playoffs in games after a loss.
It was a breakout game for Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, who finished with a playoff high 32 points. LeBron James scored 33, and Chris Bosh added 20 points and 13 rebounds. All three were aggressive, as they continuously attacked the basket and the backboards.
It was the first time this series that the Big 3 played like the Big 3, as they outscored the Spurs Big 3 85-40. Tony Parker, who played with a strained hamstring, had a strong first half in which he scored 15 points, but failed to score in the second half. While not getting much from their Big 3, the Spurs were also unable to get a three point barrage like they did in game 3.
Game 5 of the Finals will take place on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th.