The Miami Heat are one game away from losing the NBA Finals after a 107-86 blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.
It was the second straight game that was dominated by San Antonio and both came in Miami. The home crowd booed the Heat on multiple occasions.
The first half of game four was a lot like the first half of game three. The Heat trailed by 22 towards the end of the half as the Spurs dominated both sides of the ball. Miami looked lost and completely mismatched at times.
Miami was able to cut the deficit to 19 going into the locker room due to a late three by LeBron James and then a stop on the other end.
The Heat made a paltry 35% of their field goal attempts in the half and turned the ball over seven times. James had nine points and played almost the entire half.
Dwyane Wade struggled mightily going 1 for 7 from the field for four points. Mario Chalmers saw his own struggles continue with a 1-3 performance that was good for only two points.
With Chalmers and Norris Cole (2 points) struggling, head coach Eric Spoelstra turned to Toney Douglas during the second quarter. He didn't fare much better however and the deficit only expanded further.
As the teams headed to the break, the Spurs held a 55-36 lead.
The third quarter opened with James taking the game over. The star had ten points in the quarter with more than half of it remaining. James would go on to score 19 points in the quarter.
After the Heat cut it to 13 the Spurs went wild again and before the Heat knew it, they were down by as many as 24 points. That was in fact the lead for the Spurs going into the fourth quarter.
Udonis Haslem entered the game for the fourth and the Heat had a 7-0 run at the start of the quarter. The Spurs would put a stop to that and would hold on for the overpowering victory.
Wade had a game to forget finishing 3-13 with three turnovers. James finished with 28 points, eight rebounds and two assists.
Game five will take place on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. from San Antonio.