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                 === Heat, Spurs tied at halftime in Game 4 ===
 
 San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are playing to
 their  potential in  Game 4, but Tony  Parker has shaken an injury and has the
 San  Antonio Spurs within striking distance of taking a commanding lead in the
 NBA Finals.
 
 Thursday's  first half has been a game of runs, with both teams seeing double-
 digit leads erased and the score fittingly tied at 49-49 at the break.
 
 Erik  Spoelstra made  a switch  in  Miami's starting  lineup, swapping  Udonis
 Haslem  with  the red-hot Mike Miller,  but it was  the play of James and Wade
 that has Miami looking like a different team than it did just two days ago.
 
 James  is getting any  shot he wants, pouring in 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting
 after averaging less than 17 points per game over the first three tilts.
 
 Wade  has been  all over the floor, as  the 2006 Finals MVP has filled the box
 score with 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
 
 But  Wade has  been solid  in the  first half  before in  this series  and no-
 showed after the break. Miami's entire team might as well of not played in the
 second  half of Game 3, as the Spurs rolled the defending champs en route to a
 36-point shellacking and a 2-1 series lead.
 
 Parker  has not  been limited by a  hamstring strain he suffered in Game 3, as
 the  All-Star point guard has 15 points and six assists. Tim Duncan, Gary Neal
 and  Boris Diaw all  have seven points for San Antonio, which has committed 10
 turnovers.
 
 After hitting a Finals record 16 3-pointers Tuesday, the Spurs stayed hot from
 long  range in  the early going, hitting their first three attempts with Kawhi
 Leonard's triple giving them a 15-5 lead 4:50 into the game.
 
 Instead  of settling  for jumpers, the Heat erased their deficit by getting to
 the foul line and working the ball inside for efficient shots.
 
 James  scored on  the block on consecutive possessions to tie the game, 19-19,
 then  gave  the visitors their  first lead at 23-21  on an open 19-footer with
 just over two minutes left in the opening frame.
 
 Miami  took a 29-26  lead into the second quarter and pushed its edge to 41-31
 when Wade cleaned up a James miss with seven minutes left in the half.
 
 The  Spurs, though,  led by Parker and Diaw,  ended the half on an 11-2 run to
 even things.
 
 Miami's  Chris Bosh,  who has eight points,  had a dunk waived off just before
 the horn.
 
 
 
 
 06/13 22:27:25 ET