The Miami Heat made big plays down the stretch in Game 4 to earn the win 104-98 and take a 3-1 lead in the 2012 NBA finals on Tuesday  night.

Mario Chalmers, lead Miami with 25 points, hitting big buckets to stop every run of the Thunder in the second half, as Game 4 came down to four or five plays yet again. It was the third straight game that down to the wire in the final minute, and for the third straight game the Thunder came up short.

After listening to harsh criticism from every basketball "expert" for two days, Russell Westbrook of OKC played phenomenal with one of the best performances in an NBA Finals scoring 43 points.

Miami can clinch the second Championship for the franchise on Thursday night.