Miami Heat 104 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 98, (MIA leads series 3-1)- The captain and leader of the Miami Heat Dwayne Wade, put in 25 points and clutch shots to get the Heat, one win away from their second title in franchise history.
It certainly didn’t seem like it was going to be a Heat win in the opening quarter as the Thunder came out ready to steal a game as they were up by 17 points at one point. But the Heat managed to claw their way back with mini-runs to get them within two going into halftime.
Then the Heat were able to win the battle of the third quarter and put Oklahoma City on their heels. The real drama didn’t begin until the fourth quarter when yet again the game was so tight. LeBron James went on with cramping issues and did not return for the remaining moments of the fourth. That’s when Dwayne Wade took over.
Also, an impressive performance by point guard Russell Westbrook who had 43 points, in one of the best NBA Finals performances of the last 10 years. Unfortunelty, this game will not be remembered by his points scored but by the HORRIBLE decision to foul after a jump ball was won by the Miami Heat with 13 seconds left.
The reason it was a bad play is that the Thunder were down three with just those 13 seconds left and the shot clock reset to five seconds. Westbrook thought it reseted all the way to 24 and made the foul on Mario Chalmers. That play late in the fourth secured the game for the Miami Heat.
An impressive clutch performance by Dwayne Wade who seemingly did everything for his team to win, like dropping 25 points. The real shock of the night was Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers who had 18 big points and was the difference!
Game 5 is on Thursday, where I dare say it, the Miami Heat and more importantly LeBron James have a chance to win the NBA Championship. And side note, no team in NBA Finals history has came back from a 3-1 deficit to win the championship.
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