Final: San Antonio 113-77: This was no typo. The Spurs outscored the Heat 63-33 in the second half, using a barrage of 3-pointers and terrible defense by the Heat to pull away. A 13-0 run to begin the fourth quarter made the difference. Danny Green led the Spurs with 27 points and Gary Neal added 24. Both were a combined 13-for-19 shooting on 3-pointers. The basketball public will be on LeBron James for the next two days as he scored 15 points on 7-for-21 shooting and looked tentative all evening.
End of third quarter, San Antonio 78-63: LeBron James scored Miami’s final 8 points as the Heat showed some fight but James only has 12 points on 6-for-17 shooting as the has yet to reach 20 points in the series. Gary Neal leads the Spurs with 18 off the bench.
Third quarter, 2:54, San Antonio 73-52: The Spurs are on an 11-0 run as they are looking for some payback from Game 2. LeBron James is back to his Game 5 of the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals form with 4 points on 2-for-13 shooting. He looks frustrated and is not getting calls he’s accustomed.
Third quarter, 8:21, San Antonio 59-46: The Heat have come out for the second half uncharacteristically passive and the Spurs and come up with steals and fastbreak points. Danny Green has scored the last 5 for the Spurs and has 10 for the game. Tim Duncan has 12 points and 10 rebounds while LeBron James has yet to attempt a shot in the quarter and has just 4 points.
Halftime, San Antonio 50-44: Sorry for the delay folks. Technical difficulties with the Internet here at AT&T Center have made things difficult. But let’s get to the game:
The Spurs score 6 points in the final 27 seconds after Miami tied the game at 44 following a 12-1 run. The Spurs have controlled most of the first half, shooting 45 percent including 7 of 15 from the 3-point line but the Heat, as usual, have stayed close and made their share of runs. LeBron James has 4 points on 2-for-8 shooting, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in 21 minutes. Dwyane Wade leads the Heat with 12 points while Chris Bosh has added 10.
Gary Neal has been key for the Spurs, scoring a game-high 14 points in 14 minutes while Tim Duncan has 10 points and 7 rebounds. Tony Parker has been passive, scoring just 6 points on 2-for-4 shooting.