Final Score: Heat 109 Spurs 93
The Miami Heat fought hard and physical through all four quarters as they defeated the Spurs at home in convincing fashion. Dwyane Wade receives the player of the game award because it was he who lead the offensive attack for the Miami Heat. Both LeBron James and Wade performed up to expectation and Chris Bosh also joined in on a balanced attack orchestrated by Coach Erik Spoelstra.
In the Game 4 prediction I stressed the fact that Miami would have to limit the San Antonio Spurs three-point ability and the Heat did just that. Double-teaming Tim Duncan in the low-post also proved effective as the Miami Heat capitalized on rebounds from highly pressured missed shot attempts by the Spurs big-men.
Tony Parker’s dribble penetration continued to break down the Heat defense through the first two quarters of the game but a readjustment in the Heat’s defense resulted in an ineffective third and fourth quarter for the Spurs. In Game 4 the Spurs couldn’t find the rhythm from the three-point line and if they continue to struggle from the perimeter the Heat will have the advantage. With the series tied 2-2 there is one more game in San Antonio and then the Spurs will travel to South Beach where the Heat have played some of their best post season basketball. Stay tuned for the Game 5 prediction.