NBA Stats

Jun 13 2014 4:30PM

SportVU Matchup Data: NBA Finals, Game 4

The Spurs took a commanding 3-1 series lead following their 21-point victory in Game 4 on Thursday night in Miami. Using SportVU data, we break down the top matchups from San Antonio's win, including Kawhi Leonard vs. LeBron James, the Spurs point guards vs. Mario Chalmers, Boris Diaw vs. Dwyane Wade and more.

Boris Diaw vs Dwyane Wade

When the Heat went small in Game 4, Boris Diaw really took advantage of his matchup with Dwyane Wade, as he scored seven points on 3-of-3 shooting in 3:37 of matchup time with Wade. Diaw was also guarded by Chris Bosh for 4:01 and Rashard Lewis for 3:55, but only took and missed two shots combined in that matchup.

Matchup Time3:377:56
FGM-FGA3-3 (100%)0-2 (0%)
Drive Pts00

Kawhi Leonard vs. LeBron James

Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James continued to be matched up with each other for most of the game in Game 4. LeBron has scored 45 points on 16-of-25 shooting (64%) in 29:54 of matchup time with Kawhi this series. Kawhi has scored 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting (62%) in 24:55 of matchup time with LeBron this series.

OffenseDefenseTimeTouchesFGM-FGA3PM-3PAORebDrivesDrive PtsPts
LeonardJames9:08214-6 (67%)1-1 (100%)25410
JamesLeonard8:27284-7 (57%)2-3 (67%)05411

Spurs PGs vs Mario Chalmers

San Antonio's point guards were able to take advantage offensively of their matchups with Mario Chalmers in Game 4, as Tony Parker and Patty Mills scored a combined 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting versus Chalmers.

Matchup Time5:092:13
FGM-FGA4-6 (67%)2-2 (100%)
3FGM-3FGA0-1 (0%)2-2 (100%)
Drive Pts60

Spurs defending Wade

San Antonio was able to contain Dwyane Wade via a variety of defensive matchups. Wade was guarded by Boris Diaw (2:46), Danny Green (2:19), Manu Ginobili (2:16), and Kawhi Leonard (1:28) for over a minute in Game 4. He shot a combined 2-of-6 versus the group.

Matchup Time2:462:192:161:28
FGM-FGA1-2 (50%)0-1 (0%)1-1 (100%)0-2 (0%)
Drive Pts2020

Drives Allowed

DefenderDrivesDrive Pts
Kawhi Leonard94
Chris Bosh80
LeBron James76
Tim Duncan66
Rashard Lewis40
Dwyane Wade44
Tony Parker42
Ray Allen42
Mario Chalmers46
Patty Mills42
Manu Ginobili44