Field Goal %
- MIA 52.9
- 44.3 SA
Three Point %
- MIA 33.3
- 50.0 SA
- MIA 9
- 19 SA
- MIA 45
- 44 SA
- San Antonio, TX
- Line: SA -2.0
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
The 109 points scored for the Heat was the most San Antonio has ever allowed in a NBA Finals Game. The Spurs 2 worst defensive performances in the NBA Finals have come this postseason (also allowed 103 pts in Game 2)
Last night, the Miami Heat became the 4th team since 1986 to have 13 steals and 7 blocks in a NBA Finals game. The previous 3 teams (1995 Rockets, 2001 Lakers, 2010 Lakers) would go on to win the NBA title that series...
From Elias: Games 2, 3 and 4 of the NBA Finals have been decided by 16 points. The last time at least 3 games of an NBA Finals series was decided by 16 points was in 2005 hen the Pistons faced the Spurs.4 has happened just once... that was in 1960 when the Boston Celtics defeated the St. Louis Hawks
- The Heat didn't use two traditional big men on the court together the entire game. The Heat used two big men 35% of the time in Games 1-3.- Udonis Haslem played 10 minutes off the bench in Game 4 (averaged 18 minutes per game this postseason) and Chris Andersen did not play (averaged 15 minutes). Ray Allen logged a postseason-high 33 minutes and Miller played 20 minutes for the 4th time this postseason.- With extra shooters on the court, the Spurs tried to contest shots with more frequency. In the 1st half, the Spurs contested 67% of the Heat's field goal attempts from 10-plus feet (contested 52% of those attempts in Games 1-3).- With less bigs and more shooters, the drive lanes opened for the Heat, who shot a series-high 61.3% off drives in Game 4.
The Heat's Big 3 combined to score 44 points in the paint in Game 4, double their average from the first 3 games of the series. Dwyane Wade scored a postseason-high 20 paint points on 10-of-12 shooting (83.3%).
The Heat shot 11-of-15 off drives by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Game 4, with Wade hitting all 6 of his field goals off his drives. As a team, the Heat hadn't made more than 6 field goals off their drives in a game this series.
In addition to increased success inside the paint, LeBron James made 8-of-11 shots for 17 points outside the paint in Game 4, his most makes and points from that area in any NBA Finals game in his career. James entered the game shooting 19.5% on such shots against the Spurs in the Finals and did not shoot better than 50% in any of the previous 7 matchups (2-of-14 in Game 3).
The Spurs scored a series-high 29 points on Tony Parker drives, but only 8 in the second half after running Parker off fewer screens. Parker ran off 9 screens in the second half, compared with 31 in the first.
Spurs Win Pct in NBA Finals - By Opponent Points Scored
W-L 96 or more .000 0-4 95 or fewer .818 18-2 *Allowed 109 in Game 4 loss
Most Points Allowed in Finals Game - Spurs History
Opponent 2013 Game 4 109 Heat 2013 Game 2 103 Heat 2005 Game 4 102 Pistons
LeBron James at Spurs - In NBA Finals
1st 3 Games Game 4 Thursday PPG 18.0 33 FG pct 34.5 60.0 TO PG 4.7 1 Team W-L 0-3 Won *2007 and 2013 NBA Finals
The Heat improve to 6-0 this postseason following losses (outscoring opponents by 20.7 PPG in those games).They are 12-0 following losses dating back to regular season...have not lost consecutive games since Jan. 8-10).
Dwyane Wade - 2013 NBA Finals
Games 1-3 Game 4 PPG 14.3 32 FG pct 44.2 56.0 Steals 1.7 6* * Playoff Career High
Won After Losing Previous Game By 34+ - NBA Finals History
Heat Lakers Year 2013 1985 Opponent Spurs Celtics Lost by 36 34 Series result ? Won
The Heat are 6-0 following losses this postseason. Only four teams in NBA history finished a postseason by going 6-0 or better - and each won the title.
From Elias: Dwyane Wade joins Isiah Thomas as the only players in NBA Finals history to record at least 30 points and 6 steals in a single game:
From Elias: D-Wade is the 5th player in NBA Finals history to record at least 30 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals in an NBA Finals game - and he joins NBA royalty on the list:
Each of the Big 3 exceeded their scoring average by quite a bit in Game 4... a must-win game, and LeBron, D-Wade and Bosh delivered...
This is the 1st time since acquiring LeBron James and Chris Bosh that the Heat will have played at least 10 games without winning 2 in a row (Game 5 vs Bulls-Game 1 vs Pacers).Miami has not played that many games without winning 2 straight in MORE THAN 4 YEARS, since a 16-game span in Jan.-March 2009.
Otto Porter Jr. drains 5 3-pointers in the first quarter including a buzzer-beater to end the quarter with the shot clock inadvertently going off.
Charles Barkley says comparing basketball to slavery when players are making millions of dollars is "asinine."
Will Steve Kerr play Russell Westbrook alongside Kevin Durant and the Warriors' other three All-Stars in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game? "We've got to figure out the minutes," he said Thursday.