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LeBron James after the Lakers win in Game 4: “The fourth quarter is winning time”

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LeBron James led the Los Angeles Lakers to a victory in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, giving his team a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. The three-time NBA champion was close to a triple-double with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists.

After the game, LeBron talked about his team taking care of business in fourth quarters this season. The Lakers are 56-0 in games where they had the lead coming into the fourth quarter.

“The fourth quarter is winning time,” he said. “You have 12 minutes to buckle down defensively with the lead, try to hold that lead. And then you got to execute offensively. Obviously, I didn’t know the stat coming into tonight.

“For us that’s just the mindset. We got 12 minutes. And if we have the lead, it’s our job to outscore the opponent and to hold them to less points than us. Which is the same exact thing. Because if we win the quarter, we win the game. That’s kind of been our mindset all year long.”

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