Open Thread: Heat Vs. Spurs, Game 4

What will LeBron do?

That’s the looming question heading into Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Here’s a few stats to chew on:

— Through three games against the Spurs, LeBron has averaged 16.6 points (38.8% FG, 23.0% 3PT, 83.3% FT), 12.3 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.6 steals, 1 block.

— His combined 50 points thus far are his fewest over a three-game span (regular or postseason) since the 2011 Finals against the Dallas Mavericks.

Basketball is a team sport but the Finals are also where legacies are made. As the MVP, all eyes are on LBJ as he leads the Heat on the game’s biggest stage. And right now, well…Tins is biting his nails something furious right now. The Heat win, LeBron’s the “team first” hero. Lose and he becomes the goat (and notice I didn’t say G.O.A.T.)

On the Spurs side, Tony Parker has a “grade 1 hamstring strain” and looks to be day-to-day. In other words, Spurs fans shouldn’t get too cocky after Game 3’s big party.

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