NBA Finals Game 4 Third Quarter Recap

By Dave Martin, Epoch Times
June 13, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Third quarter update: Heat 81, Spurs 76.

James (24 points) and Wade (22)continue to be the main two-man show for the Heat as the duo have combined for 46 points, although Mario Chalmers did hit a pair of crucial threes in the third—his only points of the game thus far.

After several ties in the first few minutes of the third quarter, the Heat unleashed a quick 7-0 run, taking just 51 seconds in doing so, to take a six-point lead with 5:22 left. They maintained the lead the rest of the quarter despite threes from Game 3 heroes Danny Green and Gary Neal.

Kawhi Leonard kept the Spurs close with seven points in the quarter and now has 12 for the game. Tim Duncan also had seven points in the quarter and now has 14 for the game.

The Spurs though, which had just four turnovers in the Game 1 win in Miami, have 11 through three quarters in Game 4—compared to just 5 for Miami.