Jun 19, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) reacts after an injury during the fourth quarter in game four in the 2012 NBA Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

LeBron James cramps, makes huge 3-pointer late in fourth quarter of Game 4

LeBron James played a little bit better in Game 4 of the 2012 NBA Finals than Game 4 of the 2011 NBA Finals.

The Miami Heat led the series both times 2-1. In 2011, LeBron played one of the worst games of his career in Game 4 and last night he played one of his best, topped off with a dramatic three.

“I was just trying to make a play,” James said. “If I was out on the floor, I wanted to try to make a play with the limited mobility I had at that time, and I was happy I was able to come through.”
Erik Spoelstra would have to take LeBron out for the final minutes saying that he was too much of a liability on defense.

LeBron started cramping after a drive to the basket and was forced to leave the floor with 5:15 to play in the game. The Thunder took advantage going up 94-92 with 4:20 left in the game.

When LeBron checked back in the Heat went on a 7-0 run and closed the game 12-4.

LeBron scored 26 points in the game to go with 12 assists and nine rebounds. His assists accounted for 29 points giving him a total of 55 created points which only five players have done in an NBA Finals game since 1997.

LeBron says he will be fine for Game 5 which will be Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

Tags: Cramps Erik Spoelstra Game 4 Kevin Durant LeBron James Miami Heat NBA Finals NBA Playoffs Oklahoma City Thunder

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