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Game 4 tale of the tape: LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant
We may be just 40 hours away from the end of the "LeBron James has no rings" memes.
Despite debilitating leg cramps, James nearly finished with a triple-double in Miami's 104-98 Game 4 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. James totaled 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds to lead the Heat to a 3-1 series lead.
On the opposite sideline, Kevin Durant was overshadowed by a masterful performance by Russell Westbrook. The Thunder point guard scored 43 points on 20-for-32 shooting, and added seven boards and six assists.
Here's a look at the tale of the tape between James and Durant through four games, including the two superstars' Game 4 numbers, and their average numbers thus far:
|LeBron James||Kevin Durant|
|Game 4 minutes||44:21||46:10|
|Game 4 points||26||28|
|Game 4 rebounds||9||2|
|Game 4 assists||12||3|
|Game 4 FG%||50.0||47.4%|
|Game 4 3-pointers||1||1|
|Game 4 3P%||25.0%||20.0%|
|Game 4 free throws||5-for-8||9-for-9|
|Game 4 4th quarter points||6||6|
|Game 4 4th quarter FG%||33.3%||66.7%|
|Game 4 points in final 2:00||0||0|
|Series free throws||30-for-37||23-for-28|
|4th quarter points/game||6.8||10.8|
|Series 4th quarter FG%||36.8%||55.6%|
|Series points in final 2:00||2.0||1.8|
Below, watch the top five plays from Game 4: