Lebron James brought his A-game on Thursday night. The rest of the Heat? Not so much.
The San Antonio Spurs prevailed in Miami for the second game in a row with strong performances from Kawhi Leonard (20 points, 14 rebounds) and Tony Parker (19 points) to take a 3-1 series lead heading into Game 5. Tim Duncan (10 points, 11 rebounds) posted his 158th career double-double, passing Magic Johnson for most all-time in the NBA playoffs.
For the Heat, James scored 28 points and had 8 boards. He was taken out of the game in the 4th quarter.
The Spurs held a 19-point lead heading in to halftime, and they didn't look back after that, leading by as many as 24 points different points of the 3rd quarter.
The Spurs can clinch the Series and claim their 5th championship with a win in Game 5 at Miami Sunday night. We'll have coverage of that game following the conclusion of the US Open right here on WGR.