NBA Finals 2014: Three Keys To Heat-Spurs Game 4

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Jun 10, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots against San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) during the second half of game three of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. San Antonio Spurs won 111-92. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

If the Miami Heat have ever been in must-win situation heading into a non-elimination game, it’s going to be tonight’s Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

Down 2-1 to the San Antonio Spurs, the Heat can’t afford to fall into a 3-1 hole heading back to San Antonio. That would be the worst-case scenario for Miami.

And to avoid that nightmarish situation, all the Heat have to do is win on their homecourt. Sounds simple enough. And up until Game 3, it seemed easy enough as well. Miami was 8-0 this postseason at home prior to their Game 3 loss to San Antonio. Now they’re 8-1.

They’re going to have to improve that mark to 9-1 in order to tie the NBA Finals at two games apiece.

To get you ready for the epic Game 4 matchup, here are three keys to the game.

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