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Recap: Lakers defeat Heat in Game 4 of NBA Finals, take 3-1 series lead

The Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, 102-96, on Tuesday to take a 3-1 series lead heading into Game 5 on Friday.

Lakers forward Anthony Davis throws down a dunk against the Heat early in Game 4 on Tuesday night.
(Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

The Lakers took a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals on Tuesday with a 102-96 win over the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

The Lakers can capture their first NBA title in decade Friday with a win in Game 5.