Jimmy Butler LeBron James
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The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat (102-96) in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.

The Lakers lead the series 3-1 and are one win away from winning their 17th NBA championship.

In a hard-fought battle, no team led by more than nine points in the contest, yet the Lakers closed the game on a 12-8 run to seal the deal.

LeBron James (28 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists) and Anthony Davis (22 points, nine boards) combined for 50 points for the winners.

Jimmy Butler flirted with another triple double for Miami (22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists), while Tyler Herro added 21 points.

Game 5 is on Friday.