Heat rallies to beat Thunder, take 3-1 lead in NBA Finals
Associated Press June 19, 2012 11:16PM
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) drives against Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35)during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA Finals basketball series, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Updated: June 20, 2012 12:40PM
MIAMI — LeBron James and the Miami Heat are one win away from an NBA championship.
James had 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds before dealing with leg cramps late, Dwyane Wade scored 25 and the Heat rallied from 17 points down to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-98 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
The Heat now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1, and could win the title in Miami on Thursday.
Mario Chalmers scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half for Miami, which got 13 from Chris Bosh.
Russell Westbrook had a career playoff-high 43 points and Kevin Durant added 28 for the Thunder. They were the only Thunder players to score in the last 16:46.