Chalmers delivers big time in Game 4 [Basketball]

June 20, 2012

Given up for dead after a scoreless first quarter, Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers came alive in the second half in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

The fourth-year point guard pumped in a new playoff high of 25 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Miami Heat to a 104-98 victory over OKC.

Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, scored his team’s final five points down the stretch.

Now he is one win away from becoming the first Alaska basketball player to win a championship in high school, college and the pros.

“Mario Chalmers is a winner,” Dwyane Wade told the TV’s post-game show. “He’s shown it his entire life.”