– Time: 8:00 p.m.
– TV: ABC
– Heat injury report: None.
– Thunder injury report: None.
– Best Game 4 plus/minus: Norris Cole (eight points and two 3-pointers) posted a +12 in 7:53 minutes.
– Worst Game 4 plus/minus: Thabo Sefolosha (five points and two rebounds) posted a -19 in 27:14 minutes.
– Russell Westbrook was absolutely masterful in Game 4. He totaled 43 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Westbrook registered his highest points per possession efficiency since Game 4 of the second round against the Lakers.
– Westbrook converted on 70% of his 23 shots at the rim and from 16-23 feet.
– Indicative of Westbrook’s singular dominance, he benefited from an assist a mere two times on his 20 made shots. His 20 shots represented exactly half of the Oklahoma City total.
– LeBron James (26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds) was dominant as well.
– Remarkably James’ PPP (0.96) during Game 4 was his lowest mark of the entire season.
– On seven post-ups on Tuesday, James scored six points, a rate of 0.86 PPP. Keep in mind that doesn’t include the passes he made out of the post that lead to easy baskets for Miami shooters.
– Miami has converted of 85-of-103 free throws (85%) this series, besting Oklahoma City’s regular season mark (81%).
– Miami turns the ball over on 14.8% of their possessions with Nick Collison the floor. They are outscored by 1.3 points per 100 possessions as well.
– With Perkins on the floor, Oklahoma City allows the Heat to grab 30.6% of available offensive rebounds. They force a turnover a mere 7.8% of the time. The Heat outscore the Thunder by four points per 100 possessions.
- Turns out the Thunder rotation is broke. Perkins’ “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” line suddenly doesn’t make any sense.