Basketball fans can watch the San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat live online as the teams face off in Game 4 of the NBA finals.
The Heat will be looking to respond to a blowout loss in Game 3 in which San Antonio started hot and finished strong, handing the Heat their first playoff home loss since Game 1 of the Finals last year.
The Spurs looked like they were alone on the court in the opening half of Game 3, hitting an NBA Finals record 75.8 percent of their shots, including making 19 of their first 21 shots. The team took a 21-point lead into halftime and withstood a fourth-quarter run by the Heat that cut it to 7 points, then finished strong to win 111-92.
The Heat admitted that the loss was bad.
“We did not play a good basketball game,” head coach Eric Spoelstra said. “All of us have owned that. It doesn’t matter ultimately how many you lose by or what the game is like. You have to learn from it, move on.”
Though the game was the worst showing by the Heat this offseason, LeBron James said the team is ready to bounce back in Game 4, which tips off Thursday at 9 pm from Miami.
“You’re always on edge in the postseason, but I don’t want to be concerned at this point,” James said. “For us, we have to make the adjustments.”
Fans who watch the San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat live online will see if the Spurs can learn from last year’s Finals collapse. In 2013, like this year, the Spurs won Game 3 in a blowout, but later would squander a 3-2 series lead and allow the Heat to win in 7.
“I don’t think about last year at all at this point,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “I don’t think about last year Game 3, Game 4, at all. This is a different animal and I’m just concerned about the game tomorrow night.”
The Spurs must now try to pull off a nearly impossible feat — beating the Heat twice in a row. Since LeBron joined four years ago, the Heat have been nearly unbeatable in the playoffs coming off a loss.
Tim Duncan said he thinks the Spurs can do it.
“We finally put a game together for not the full 48, but for as long as we could, where we did exactly what we planned to do and executed in that respect,” Duncan said, “and that’s what we’re going to need again.”
Fans who want to watch the San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat live online can click here for streaming video of Game 4.