AP blog from Game 4 of the NBA finals

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And, yes, LeBronwatch has been reinstated. James has eight points. Hasn’t been in single-digits since January 2007.

Dwyane Wade has been spectacular and just blocked Tyson Chandler _ nearly a good foot taller than he is _ at the rim as the Mavs’ center tried a dunk. Wade also blocked a drive by Jason Terry at the rim, but Chandler got that rebound and scored, as the 2006 finals MVP reacted angrily in disappointment.

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Big credit to Jason Terry. He might have just saved the Dallas Mavericks‘ season.

Miami had a nine-point lead when Udonis Haslem hit a baseline jumper, but Terry scored the next two hoops for Dallas, and the Mavs are within 74-69 with 9:22 left.

It’s sort of now-or-never time for the Mavericks, and Terry _ who flopped in the fourth quarter of Game 3 _ knows it all too well. With Dirk Nowitzki hurting with a fever, Terry likely will have even more run through him than usual down the stretch for Dallas.

Your LeBron update: Still in single digits, eight points, eight rebounds, six assists. Mavs have five guys in double figures. Heat have two. And Miami’s winning.

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LeBronwatch is nearly over. He might have gotten going.

Just in time for the Miami Heat, too.

A dunk in transition, an alley-oop lob to Dwyane Wade for a ridiculous finish, a jumper … they all came late in the third quarter, as the Heat took what will be an 69-65 lead entering the final 12 minutes.

Wade has 25, Chris Bosh has 22 for Miami.

It’s real easy for the Heat now: Win the fourth quarter, take a stranglehold on this series.

And James has only eight points on 3-for-10 shooting. He also has seven rebounds and six assists, and the Heat are winning. So what he said this morning _ “I could care less about numbers” _ might be ringing true.

Dallas needs a spark and fast. Sure, it’s only a four-point game. But the Heat confidence, you can plainly see, is rising. And Dirk Nowitzki, who missed what would have been a huge 3-pointer at the end of the third, is ailing with just 11 points.

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