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NBA Finals Game Four: Spurs at Heat

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A pivotal game four awaits tonight as there is real pressure on the Heat down 2-1 in the series. They have to find a way to slow down what has been a ruthless Spurs offense.

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Spurs at Heat
8:00 pm Central 
ABC

Following a brilliant performance by the Spurs in game three, the Heat will look to even the NBA Finals at two games a piece tonight in Miami.  They will have to find a way to slow down the Spurs offense, which has been dominant in two of the three games so far.

Kawhi Leonard, who had been quiet in the first two games, exploded for 29 points in game three, while also working to contain LeBron James on defense. The Spurs were a study in ball and player movement in the first half of game three, shooting 75% from the field as they relentlessly created good looks that they knocked down. It was one of the great halves of offensive basketball you will see.

The Heat have not had a ton of trouble scoring themselves, as they are shooting over 50% from the field and 43% from three, but incredibly, it hasn't been good enough as the Spurs are shooting even better (53%/48%). It's rare to see even one team in a Finals shoot the ball this well, never mind two, as the defenses usually lock in at this point in the season. But these are the two best offenses in the league, and they are showing it. It's made for an entertaining series so far, and hopefully we will get another good one tonight.

Expected lineups

Spurs

Tony Parker
Danny Green
kawhi Leonard
Boris Diaw
Tim Duncan

Heat

Mario Chalmers
Dwyane Wade
LeBron James
Rashard Lewis
Chris Bosh

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