The stat sheet from Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals told quite a story. It said Miami never trailed, that Indiana’s All-Star center failed to contribute a single point, that the night’s two leading scorers were wearing Heat uniforms and that the Pacers committed twice as many turnovers as they forced.
Behind a dominating, 32-point performance by LeBron James in Miami on Monday, the Heat took a 3-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals against the Pacers.
Chris Bosh got them started. LeBron James took over in the second half.
LeBron James produced a blistering 14-point third quarter as the Miami Heat took a commanding 3-1 lead over the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals with a 102-90 win.
Andray Blatche, who has no Filipino roots, answered an invitation seeking N.B.A. players willing to represent the country in the FIBA World Cup in August and September.
Serge Ibaka, who returned from what appeared to be a season-ending calf problem to help the Thunder get back into their Western Conference finals matchup against the Spurs, has demonstrated his determination before.