Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Miami Heat LIVE: NBA Finals Game 4 At American Airlines Arena

06/19/2012 08:00 pm ET | Updated Jun 20, 2012

NBA Finals Game 3
Miami Heat


Oklahoma City Thunder
American Airlines Arena Miami, Fla.
8 p.m. ET

The Miami Heat know very well how little a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Finals guarantees. Even if the team to hold such an advantage historically fares quite well, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the rest of the Heat remember holding such an edge last year against the Dallas Mavericks. We all know how that turned out.

With Game 4 in South Beach and James putting up numbers that only a trio of Hall of Fame centers have put up in the playoffs, the Heat are looking to take one step closer to the title.

Having already trailed the No. 1 seed San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, 2-0, Kevin Durant and the Thunder are no strangers to playing with their backs to the wall. After dropping the first two games to the Spurs, the Thunder reeled off four straight wins to clinch a Finals berth.

Will Oklahoma City manage to take home court advantage back with a crucial road win tonight? Or will LeBron dominate once again to help Miami put OKC on the brink of elimination?

Scroll down for live updates.

06/19/2012 11:48 PM EDT

@ ESPNChrisPalmer :

Line of the Night: Russell Westbrook 43 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 20-32 FG, L

06/19/2012 11:46 PM EDT

@ jemelehill :

Westbrook made a stupid play late, but where would OKC have been in this game without his 43?

06/19/2012 11:45 PM EDT

@ WindhorstESPN :

Chalmers had 25, 12 in 4Q. Wade had 25, LeBron had 26, 9, 12. Westbrook had 43, 7, 5; Durant had 28.

06/19/2012 11:44 PM EDT

@ Bowen12 :

OKC has to COMMUNICATE 5 seconds on the shot clock! This is where the Inexperience plays a MAJOR ROLE!

06/19/2012 11:41 PM EDT

Chalmers gets fouled. Misses the first free throw but makes the second. WEstbrook turns it over and the HEAT WIN 104-98 TO TAKE A 3-1 SERIES LEAD.

06/19/2012 11:40 PM EDT

Durant misses a long contested 3 and Wade gets the rebound. Miami fans are starting to celebrate.

06/19/2012 11:39 PM EDT

@ johnhollinger :

Westbrook seemed really confused that they reset the shot clock to five on that jump ball. Was showing 0.8.

06/19/2012 11:38 PM EDT

Chalmers makes the second. 103-98 MIAMI.

06/19/2012 11:38 PM EDT

Chalmers makes the first free throw. Not sure what was going through Westbrook's head.

06/19/2012 11:38 PM EDT

Wade throws up a runner but misfires. Jump ball is called with .8 seconds left on the shot clock. Heat win the tip. Westbrook may have thought the shot clock reset and fouled Chalmers with 13.8 seconds left.

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