Miami Heat needed a huge response from the iconic big three players in game four. And Eric Spoelstra got just that.
LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh proved their worth all throughout the game. They increased their intensity, aggressiveness, and used their speed to counteract Spurs' great defence.
They were shooting at 61% from the field in the first quarter alone. However, this certainly wasn’t a blowout victory for Heat. Spurs were always right there pressuring, and making life difficult for the Heat defence.
Gary Neal and Danny Green did their best to provide bailouts, scoring consistently from the three point position yet again. Tony Parker played with an injured hamstring and still managed to tally a total of 15 points.
These were all positive statistics for the San Antonio Spurs. However, tonight the game belonged to James, Wade, and Bosh. Seventy-eight of the 109 points in game four came from the big three.
James led the way with 33 points, followed closely by Wade with 32 points. Bosh didn’t score as many points, but was a key factor in Heat’s win. He had two key blocks in the game, and had a huge impact defensively in this game. He attacked loose balls, and wasn’t afraid to foul when required. The flop wasn’t pretty, but you do what you have to in order to win in the play-offs. Ray Allen was key coming off the bench scoring a total of 14 points.
The question now is: will Heat be able to match that intensity after having two days off? Or will the Spurs defence and Danny Green’s three point shots shock Miami Heat yet again?
One thing’s for sure: if the Spurs don’t stop turning the ball over, they’ll lose for sure. There were 18 turnovers that Heat took advantage of in game four. I believe that’s way too many to give when you’re going up against a team like Miami Heat.
I’m sure turnovers will be the first thing the Spurs will attempt to correct going into game five on Sunday. I can’t wait to see which team will take the lead in the series.
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