The swings in momentum in these NBA Finals have been so wild that it has been difficult to grasp just who is in control of the series. Maybe that's because with San Antonio and Miami tied at two games apiece, neither team really is, or feels like it has, any semblance of control.
The Heat won Game 2 by 19, lost Game 3 by 36 and then cruised to a 16-point win in Game 4 on Thursday night to even things up. This series may be on a run of blowouts, but each game was close at halftime and felt like it could have gone either way until one or two factors conspired to bring on the avalanche.
''This series is being decided by this,'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, pinching his index finger and thumb together. ''It might not be that way in the (scores), but in terms of how competitive it actually is.''
It's a three-game series now. First team to two wins, with a pivotal Game 5 on Sunday in San Antonio.
''It's a play here, a shot here or...