Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat 2014 NBA Playoffs Game 4 live stream free will begin today at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, May 26, 2014. The No. 1 seed Pacers will be visiting No. 2 seed Heat at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Information on how to watch the Pacers vs. Heat or Heat vs. Pacers Game 4 live stream free online can be found below.
Going into Game 4, the Heat leads the series at 2-1. After regrouping from their Game 1, Miami's LeBron James and Dwayne Wade have raised their tension and intensity to ensure that their team captured the win each time.
While Pacers led for nearly 99 of the 144 minutes played for far in this series and Miami has led for just under 37 minutes, somehow the Heat is in control after three games.
Miami's first quarter numbers in this series: An average of 19 points on 45 percent shooting.
Miami's fourth quarter numbers in this series: An average of 26 points on 53 percent shooting.
In Game 2, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade led the Heat in tying the series 1-1 against the Pacers. With an 87-83 win, James had 22 points, 6 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks, and Wade scored 20 points.
The Pacers top performer in Game 2 was Lance Stephenson, who had his playoff career high with 25 points. Paul George scored 14. The two teams battled each other that at times looked more like a football game due to the collisions, flagrant fouls, and physical contacts.
While Pacers put up hard picks, tight defense, the Heat managed to make a comeback in the third quarter when they trailed 63-56. James closed out the quarter by finding Chris Bosh and Cole for open 3-pointers to make it 63-62. Then, James scored a 3-pointer, and followed up by six straight shots that finished off the game.
In Game 1, the Heat made just 6 of 23 3-pointers, grabbed just four offensive rebounds and fouled 37 times. The Pacers shot 51.5 percent from the field.
Coming into the Finals, the Heat defeated the Nets 4-1, and the Pacers 4-2 over the Wizards. The two Eastern Conference elite teams began their final stretch towards the championship, where the winner will play against the Western Conference winner.
In the series against Wizards, the Pacers limited the Wizards' scoring to a franchise-record low. It is still a question whether the Pacers will be able to apply the same strategies against the Heat.
The Heat have shown great teamwork. While LeBron James was heavily guarded, the rest of the team took over the responsibilities of scoring. This was the reason that Heat was able to defeat the Brooklyn Nets that veteran players like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
The highlight of the best-of-7 series matchup beginning today is that former MVP LeBron James will be matching up against NBA's next young superstar, Paul George. In the last two years, the Heat have won the championship despite Pacers' strenuous efforts to elongate the series.
The Heat have effectively eliminated their opponents thus far with their strong perimeter shots, while Indiana has been the No. 1 defensive team for their tough inside guys.
"Two best teams in the Eastern Conference. It's that simple," James said, according to AP. "I mean both teams defend at a high level, both teams share the ball, both teams get into the paint, both teams have a desire to win, so that's why it's been equal."
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