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LeBron inspires Heat to series-tying win over Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (REUTERS) - LeBron James had a game-high of 33 points and the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-93 on Thursday to even the best-of-seven NBA Finals series at 2-2.

James, who vowed to make up for his dismal 7-of-21 shooting performance in Miami's Game Three loss, went 15-for-25 from the field and added 11 rebounds as the Heat kept their bid for a second consecutive NBA title on track.

Tim Duncan scored a team-high 20 points while Tony Parker shrugged off a mild hamstring strain suffered in the previous game to score 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting for the Spurs.

Game Five is in San Antonio on Sunday before the teams return to Miami for Game Six and a decider if necessary.