LeBron James, Mario Chalmers and the Heat celebrate as they win Game 4 vs the Thunder
This is my 100th blog entry since I returned to blogging last April so let’s get it on with today’s edition of the 2012 NBA Finals Blog.
The Miami Heat are now one win away from the NBA Championship as they win Game 4 of the 2012 NBA Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the American Airlines Arena 104-98. The Heat rallied from a 17 point first half deficit and now lead the series 3-1. The Heat shot 39% from 3 point range compared to the Thunder who only shot 19%. Game 5 will be back in Miami on June 22 as the Heat will have the opportunity to win the title in front of their home crowd, while the Thunder would look to extend the series by forcing a Game 6 back in Oklahoma City with a win in Game 5.
LeBron James led the Heat with a near triple-double 26 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists with 2 steals on 10-20 FG shooting, 1-4 3PT shooting and 5-8 FT shooting. Dwayne Wade and Mario Chalmers each scored 25 points. Wade also added 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks on 8-19 FG shooting, 2-3 3PT shooting and 7-9 FT shooting. Chalmers added 3 assists and 2 steals on 9-15 FG shooting, 3-9 3PT shooting and 4-5 FT shooting. Chris Bosh added 13 points and 9 rebounds on 6-12 FG shooting.
Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 43 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists on 20-32 FG shooting and 3-3 FT shooting. Kevin Durant added 28 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals on 9-19 FG shooting, 1-5 3PT shooting and 9-9 FT shooting. James Harden off the bench pulled down 10 rebounds with 8 points on 2-10 FG shooting, 1-5 3PT shooting and 3-4 FT shooting.
2012 NBA Finals Board
On Friday, my PRIDE is on the line. Hoping for the best.