Game 4 between the Miami Heat and Charlotte Bobcats began with LeBron James and company showing their solidarity with the Los Angeles Clippers by removing their warm ups at midcourt, but there was a game to be played that had serious implications.
With a win, the Miami Heat would advance in the postseason and send the Bobcats packing and that was exactly what happened on Monday night as the Heat completed the sweep with a 109-98 win.
The Bobcats were able to hang tough through the first half of play and even earned a two-point halftime lead, but the tables turned in the third quarter with the Heat outscoring Charlotte 32-17 and taking a commanding lead in to the fourth quarter.
Charlotte was able to make things interesting midway through the fourth quarter and pull within ten, but the Bobcats just didn’t have the offensive firepower to keep up with the Heat when it mattered the most and Miami was able to complete the clean sweep of their opening series of the NBA Playoffs.
LeBron paced the Heat offense with 31 points, while adding seven rebounds and nine assists.