The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of winning their first NBA championship for the first time 10-years as they overcame a sluggish start to beat the heats 102-96.

Lebron James registered a double double 28 points 12 rebounds, to put the Lakers one victory away from clinching championship.

After Miami Heats had won Game 3, it looked like they will equal the series and set a mouthwatering final, but experience and character shown by the Lakers was untouchable.

Jimmy Butler had 20 points and 10 Rebounds (Double Double) which was not enough to help the Heats win. Tyler Herro added 21 points and Duncan Robinson had 17. Bam Adebayo returned after missing two games with a neck/shoulder injury to score 15 but Goran Dragic (foot) remained sidelined.

Anthony Davis scored 22 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 15 – including two crucial fourth-quarter baskets – and Danny Green had 10 for Los Angeles.

Game 5 will take place in the early hours of Saturday morning.