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.


WadeBosh/Lewis
Matchup Time3:377:56
Touches1029
FGM-FGA3-3 (100%)0-2 (0%)
OReb03
Fouls12
Drives06
Drive Pts00
Points70

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.


ParkerMills
Matchup Time5:092:13
Touches1512
FGM-FGA4-6 (67%)2-2 (100%)
3FGM-3FGA0-1 (0%)2-2 (100%)
Drives30
Drive Pts60
Points86

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.


DiawGreenGinobiliLeonard
Matchup Time2:462:192:161:28
Touches10777
FGM-FGA1-2 (50%)0-1 (0%)1-1 (100%)0-2 (0%)
Drives1322
Drive Pts2020
Points2130

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