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                  === Spurs dominate Heat to claim Game 4 ===
 Miami,  FL  ( - The San  Antonio Spurs followed up a record-
 setting performance with another dominant outing on Thursday night, rolling to
 a 107-86 win over the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
 Kawhi Leonard, who scored a career-high 29 points in the Spurs' 111-92 victory
 in  Tuesday's  Game 3, had  another monster game  with 20 points, 14 rebounds,
 three blocks, three assists and three steals to lead San Antonio, which is one
 win away from the franchise's fifth title.
 History  is on the Spurs' side with a 3-1 series lead. Teams that have gone up
 by that margin are a perfect 31-0 in Finals history.
 Tony Parker scored 12 of his 19 points in the first half, Patty Mills added 14
 points off the bench and Tim Duncan contributed a 10-point, 11-rebound double-
 double in the win.
 Boris Diaw nearly recorded a triple-double with eight points, nine assists and
 nine rebounds.
 "We thought we could come in here and win these games," Duncan said when asked
 about  the lopsided  wins in Miami. "We  came in here tonight with great focus
 and put a great game together."
 Duncan  passed Magic  Johnson for  most double-doubles  in postseason  history
 with   158   and  also  passed   Kareem  Abdul-Jabbar  for  the  most  minutes
 played in a postseason career.
 San  Antonio  handed the  Heat back-to-back  losses in  the postseason for the
 first   time  since  Boston  took  three  straight  from  Miami  in  the  2012
 Eastern Conference  finals. The Heat  had won 13 straight following a loss and
 went  48  straight  playoff  games  without consecutive  losses  to  snap  the
 third-longest streak in NBA history.
 "There is still one more game, we have to win one more game," Parker said.
 LeBron  James  scored 19  of his  28 points  in the  third quarter, though San
 Antonio had the game well in hand by halftime.
 "They  smashed us (in)  two straight home games," James said. "They put you in
 some difficult situations."
 "The  series is  not over  and the  guys  have too  much pride  to even  start
 thinking about that," he added.
 Chris  Bosh tallied  12 points  and Dwyane  Wade finished  with 10  on 3-of-13
 shooting in the setback.
 Miami  coach Erik Spoelstra put the onus on himself for the poor play from his
 "I have to do a better job," he said. "We'll weigh everything out and see what
 we  have to  do.  They  have been  able  to get  into  their  rhythm and  flow
 regardless of what we throw at them."
 The  Spurs didn't  shoot nearly as well as their finals-record 75.8 percent in
 first  half of  Game  3, but  they  still  managed to  get  into their  rhythm
 Spoelstra talked about postgame, converting 55.6 percent from the floor in the
 opening two quarters to take a 19-point halftime lead.
 Their defense was much better too.
 Miami,  which shot 55.9 percent in the opening half on Tuesday, was limited to
 just  12-of-34 shooting  (35.3 percent) in digging another steep hole to climb
 out of by halftime of Game 4.
 Danny  Green,  who went 3-for-5 from  3-point range, made a pair of 3-pointers
 around  a Parker jumper  to help the Spurs to an early 13-4 lead. Then, unlike
 in  Game 3, Bosh  was involved and scored four of the next six Miami points to
 cut the deficit to three.
 San  Antonio built the margin back up to nine following a Mills trey with 1:30
 left in the first quarter, and the Spurs took a 26-17 lead into the second.
 Tiago  Splitter's layup and Green's 3-pointer to open the second stretched the
 lead to 31-17 just over a minute in.
 San  Antonio maintained its distance throughout the second, with Manu Ginobili
 hitting  a high-arching  3 following a tough offensive rebound from Diaw to
 put  the visitors back up  by 14. The trey  was part of an 11-1 spurt that
 helped the Spurs to a 48-29 margin with just over three minutes left.
 San  Antonio  led by as many  as 22 late  in the half after Leonard's emphatic
 putback  slam off a miss from Mills. James answered at the other end with a 3-
 pointer to cap the scoring with the Heat trailing 55-36 at the break.
 James scored 10-of-12 points during a 12-4 run early in the third that cut the
 deficit to 61-48, but San Antonio netted seven straight from there to push the
 margin back to 20.
 James  did all he could in the third, but his team was non-existent during the
 frame and the Spurs took an 81-57 lead into the fourth.
 Wade's  jumper  less than three minutes  into the fourth capped seven straight
 from Miami and cut it to 84-66.
 Mills  countered with  a triple and Leonard  knocked down a jumper to help the
 Spurs stay out in front by a wide margin, and each team's bench emptied in the
 closing minutes as the Spurs won it going away.
 Game 5 is set for Sunday in San Antonio.
                                   Game Notes
 Duncan  entered the  game 14 minutes shy of Abdul-Jabbar's 8,851-minute record
 ...  San Antonio shot 40-for-70 (57.1 percent) from the floor and outrebounded
 Miami,  44-27 ...  San Antonio's bench outscored Miami's reserves, 41-30, with
 James Jones netting 11 points off the bench in the final minutes ... The Spurs
 owned a 46-30 edge in the paint.
 06/13 02:10:35 ET