Final: Spurs 114-104: The Spurs were good enough in the third quarter and early in the fourth to take control of the series, using 26 points from Tony Parker and 24 apiece from Manu Ginobili and Danny Green to seal the win. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 25 and Ray Allen scored 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter but Miami was just awful defensively, allowing the Spurs to shoot 60 percent.
Fourth quarter, 2:23, Spurs 109-98: Ray Allen has been carrying the Heat, yeah seriously and he just made a 3-pointer that would have cut the deficit to 8 but LeBron James was called for an illegal screen. It’s been a nightmare second half for James, who has 9 points after the break on 2-for-10 shooting. Dwyane Wade has 24 for Miami. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili leads the Spurs with 24.
Fourth quarter, 7:23, Spurs 98-85 The Spurs led 96-76 just a few minutes ago but 7 points from Ray Allen has sparked a Heat run and Gregg Popovich just called one of his angry timeouts. Manu Ginobili leads the Spurs with 22 points while Danny Green has 21.
Fourth quarter, 9:31, Spurs 94-75: Wow, it may be over tonight. The Spurs are on a 17-1 run after the Heat cut the deficit to 1. All five starters are in double figures while Miami can’t even hit a layup. LeBron James is 7-for-20 shooting and 22 points. Dwyane Wade has 22 with seven assists. Chris Bosh is stuck on 12 points. The other Heat players are 7-for-23 shooting.
End of third quarter, Spurs 87-75: It;s Manu time as Manu Ginobili scored 7 of the final 9 Spurs’ points of the quarter and San Antonio has retaken command after the Heat got to within 1 with a 7-0 run. Ginobili has 20 points and nine assists while Danny Green has 19 on 5-for-7 3-point shooting. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each have 22. Chris Bosh has 12.
Third quarter, 3:53, Spurs 75-71: The best game of the series so far because both teams are playing well and both Big Threes are producing. San Antonio’s version — Duncan, Ginobili and Parker — have 43 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Miami’s version — Wade, James and Bosh — have 53, 10 and 13. James leads all scorers with 21 while Wade has 20. Parker has 17 for San Antonio.
Halftime, Spurs 61-52: An eventful first half as the race to a 17-point lead (47-30). The Heat rally to slice the deficit to five and the Spurs come back with a couple of key hoops near the end of the half to regain control. Tony Parker has 11 points and scored the last basket of the half while Danny Green and Tim Duncan lead San Antonio with 13 apiece. LeBron James warmed up near the end of the first half and has a game-high 16 while Dwyane Wade has 14 and Chris Bosh 10. The rest of the Heat have scored 12 points.
Second quarter, 2:14, Spurs 52-46: The Heat went on a 10-0 run as Erik Spoelstra ditched his point guard and went with Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen as his primary ball handlers. The Heat have been saved by Chris Bosh, who has 12 points while LeBron James is heating up with 8 points in the quarter. Danny Green is back to his old tricks with three 3-pointers and 13 poitns while Tim Duncan has 11.
Second quarter, 8:30, Spurs 39-24: San Antonio has been impressive on both sides, stifling the Heat with their defense. Miami is 8 of 28 shooting with a combined 15 points from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and 11 from the other players. Kawhi Leonard has 9 points and four rebounds for the Spurs while Manu Ginobili has 7 and four assists.
End of first quarter, Spurs 32-19: San Antonio ends the quarter on a 15-2 run as their defense was stifling and Tony Parker began to live in the paint. He has 7 points as to three other Spurs. San Antonio was 12-for-19 shooting in the period while Miami was 6 of 20. Dwayne Wade and LeBron James scored 15 points on 4-for-10 shooting, the rest of the Heat scored 4 on 2-for-10 shooting.
First quarter, 6:43, Spurs 15-12: The Spurs are off to another hot start but the question is whether they can sustain it. Manu Ginobili is in the starting lineup and already have 7 points, already his series average. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have combined for 10 points for Miami.