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Live - NBA Finals Game 4: Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard defends Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers during the first half in Game 4.
San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard defends Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers during the first half in Game 4. Photo: AP

World, that's it for coverage of game four of the NBA Finals. We will be back for Game Five on Monday. Please note the game will start at 10am. Check out the SMH Basketball site for a report from the match. 

Over and out.

Now for the winner of today's competition. Amid a host of great responses the winner has been declared...

(drum roll) .............

KatieA978 is the winner for this comment about Patty Mills. Katie's comment was:

''who is waving the towels now?? Patty Mills is too busy these days with actually playing and scoring!''

We will be in touch with Katie via email to arrange for her to be sent the book Michael Jordan: The Life.

Thanks to everyone for entering.


What a demolition job that was. The writing was on the wall early when the Spurs were getting open shots with ease. They didn't shoot with the same accuracy as game three, but they still shot well enough to score 107 points. 

That's it. All over. San Antonio win game four 105-86. Another superb performance from the Spurs, who lead the series 3-1. They aren't there yet, but the trophy is within touching distance. Final score: San Antonio by Miami 107 -86

Aaron Baynes scores for the Spurs. All 13 players on the San Antonio roster have points to their name. Talk about a team effort. 

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Is this the end for the Heat? Can they bounce back from two straight losses of this nature? They now need to win three straight games to make it three titles in a row. 

Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are resting up on the Spurs bench. Aaron Baynes is seeing his first court time for the night. SAS 99-77

Those loyal Heat fans have all left. They turn up late and leave early. It doesn't make a lot of sense. 

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As the game rolls towards a certain San Antonio win, the Spurs aren't taking their foot off the throttle. They lead by 22 with Kawhi Leonard still leading the way at both ends of the court. SAS 95-73

Here's another chance to vote in the greatest basketball movie of all time poll.


Why Ben? Why?


Well said.


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Miami have reduced the margin 18. Well, they did until Kawhi Leonard scored on another nice move. He has 20 points in this game. That's followed by another Boris Diaw dime to Tim Duncan. SAS 93-71

By the way, if there are any NBA general managers logged in to the blog, Patty Mills is a free agent at season's end. Whether he stays in San Antonio or heads elsewhere, he deserves a BIG pay rise for next season.

Patty Mills has as many points in this game as Mario Chalmers in this entire series (14).

— Tom Haberstroh(@tomhaberstroh) June 13, 2014

.@ABarrMLA should lobby to award @Patty_Mills the keys to Canberra. #nba

— Jon Tuxworth(@Tuxy81) June 13, 2014

Patty Mills has 14 points already - he had 20 over Games 1-3 combined. His 2014 #NBAPlayoffs high is 18 #NBAFinals

— (@nbastats) June 13, 2014

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