The perks that come with being the NBA Finals MVP must
The Miami Heat squared the NBA Finals ledger in Game 4 claiming a strong 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Miami’s “Big 3” were dominant for the duration of this game and much like the Heat in Game 3, the Spurs simply had no answers. Let’s take a snapshot of what happened in this one:
- Dwyane Wade exploded for 32 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals and took 25 shots.
- LeBron James scored 33 points while also taking 25 shots and added 11 rebounds a couple of nearly everything else.
- Chris Bosh scored 20 points, picked up 13 rebounds, blocked two shots and shot 8-14 from the field. He also looked more energetic than the entire Spurs roster (only because Patty Mills was inactive and towel-less) and was seen diving on a loose ball at one point.
- Mike Miller started and we never saw the colourful Chris “Birdman” Andersen.
- The Spurs turnover number (18) doubled that of the Heat’s.
- It was Manu Ginobili’s turn to have all his skills abandon him ala the movie Space Jam. He also got back-kicked in the balls by Jesus.
- Gregg Popovich smashed his usual word limit for a courtside interview and was also mad at Tim Duncan at one point. Or was he?
- The Miami Heat collectively blocked seven shots.
- The halftime entertainment in Texas has the curviest square dancing you’re likely to see.
- Tony Parker’s first half was incredible, while his second half was only marginally better than T-Mac’s. Unfortunately for Spurs fans, McGrady didn’t actually play.
All in all, the perfect outcome for all basketball fans as this series is now guaranteed at least two more games. It’s now a three game series and the Heat hold the home court advantage. Can the Spurs apply the ultimate pressure by taking Game 5? Or will Miami take control and give themselves two home games to repeat as Champions? Game 5, Monday (AU time) on ESPN or NBA League Pass.