For the second consecutive game, the San Antonio Spurs went into Miami and absolutely dominated the Miami Heat, winning 107-86 Thursday night to take 3-1 advantage in the series.
Kawhi Leonard was excellent once again. He scored a team-high 20 points on seven-of-12 shooting, pulled down 14 rebounds, dished out three assists and recorded three steals. Tony Parker had 19 points, Patty Mill scored 14 and Tim Duncan had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Boris Diaw fell just shy of a triple-double, finishing with eight points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
As a team, the Spurs shot 57.1% from the field and held the Heat to just 45.1% shooting.
LeBron James led the way for the Heat – he scored a game-high 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds. The rest of the Heat shot just 22-of-54 from the field (and that includes James Jones, who went four-of-four in garbage time). Dwyane Wade scored 10 points on three-of-13 shooting and Chris Bosh put up just 12 points on five-of-11 shooting.
The Spurs got off to another great start, taking a quick 13-4 lead and taking a 26-17 lead into the second quarter. The Spurs took complete control of the game in the second quarter, pushing the lead to 22. They led by 19 at the break. The Heat cut the lead to 13 early in the third quarter, but the Spurs would not let the Heat seize the momentum, going on a 7-0 run and taking a 24-point lead into the fourth quarter. The Spurs continued to cruise from there.
Game 5 from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas will be Sunday night at 8:00 pm EST. The game is on ABC.