Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Game 4 tale of the tape: LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat stand on court in the second half of Game 3. (June 17, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

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
Minutes/game 44:05 42:26
Points/game 29.3 30.3
Rebounds/game 10.0 4.8
Assists/game 6.0 2.0
Series FG% 47.2% 55.0%
Total 3-pointers 3 10
Series 3P% 23.1% 37.0%
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
Wins 3 1

Below, watch the top five plays from Game 4:

Tags: LeBron James , Kevin Durant , Miami Heat , Oklahoma City Thunder , NBA playoffs , highlights

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