The Heat took the fight to the Pacers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, winning 102-90, to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.
The Heat tried a different approach tonight, coming out on the attack in the First Quarter. That was evidenced by them winning the quarter 27-19, and marking the first time they’ve lead after the opening quarter all series. Chris Bosh broke out of a slump to score 10 points in the period for Miami
The Pacers made an effort to keep it close in the Second Quarter, winning 25-22, to shrink the Heat’s lead to 49-44 at halftime. Paul George lead the Pacers with seven points in the period, while LeBron James and Bosh each put seven points on the board for Miami.
Miami came out of halftime swinging a haymaker and it connected, as they won the Third Quarter 31-20, to push their lead to 80-64 heading into the final period. James scored 14 in the quarter to lead the Heat, while George Hill scored seven in the period for Indiana.
The Pacers tried their best to make the game close, winning the Fourth Quarter 26-22, and even bringing the lead under double digits with 1:29 left in the game. Lance Stephenson scored eight points in the frame for Indiana, and Dwyane Wade lead the Heat with five points.
In all, for the Heat, James finished with 32 points, to go along with 10 rebounds and five assists. Bosh (who had combined to score 27 points in the first three games) scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds. Wade finished with 15 points.
For the Pacers, George scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds. David West added 20 points and 12 rebounds. Hill scored 15 points.
The Heat look to close out the Pacers in Game 5, which takes place Wednesday night back in Indiana. The tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 pm.