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James, Heat one win away from NBA title

7:50 PM, Jun 19, 2012   |    comments
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James reacts against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first quarter of game four in the 2012 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
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MIAMI, FL - LeBron James cramped up, but came through.

James knocked down a go-ahead three late in the fourth quarter Tuesday night and the Miami Heat took a 3-1 series lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder after a 104-98 win in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

James had been sitting on the bench with apparent cramps in his legs before checking back in to knock down the shot that put the Heat up for good and sent them to their third straight win.

Game 5 is Thursday in Miami.

James had 26 points to lead the Heat. Russell Westbrook poured in 43 for the Thunder, but made a mental error in the final minute that may have cost his team a chance to tie the game.

No team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in NBA Finals history.

 

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