Tip-Off for 5/9/13 (featuring EPMD): Heat scorch the Bulls in Game 2 blowout 115-79; Warriors wonder twins help even series with Spurs in 100-91 victory
You knew it wouldn’t be too long before the intensity picked up in this series.
Things were chippy between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls from the first possession and increased as the game wore on. By the end of the night, there were 51 personal fouls, 9 technical fouls, 1 flagrant foul and Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson were sent to the showers early. As for the game itself, the Miami Heat punched the gas in the third quarter and never let up, blasting the Bulls 115-79.
Once again, the San Antonio Spurs trimmed a double-digit lead by the Golden State Warriors to single digits in the fourth quarter. Klay Thompson and Steph Curry weren’t going to let this one get away. Golden State’s sniper back court combined for 56 points as the Warriors held on to even the series at one game each in a 100-91 victory.
Does a real friend allow you to leave the house like this?
Heat 115 – Bulls 79 – The referees were totally unprepared for what has just become a physical series. LeBron James scored all 19 of his points in the first half and sat the entire 4th quarter. Miami out scored Chicago 60-37 in the second half and led by as many as 46 points. Miami’s 56 points in the paint were 23 less than what the Bulls scored in the entire game. Ray Allen led all scorers with 21 points and James handed out 9 assists. Marco Belinelli scored 13 points and handed out 6 assists for Chicago.
Series tied 1-1.
Wonder Twin Powers were activated for Game 2 and hopefully beyond.
Warriors 100 – Spurs 99 – Golden State led by as many as 20 points and saw that lead threatened in the fourth quarter. Credit the young Warriors for gutting this one out. Klay Thompson scored a career-high 34 points, including 8 for 9 from beyond the arc. Thompson also pulled down a game-high 14 boards. Steph Curry added 22 points. The Spurs got 23 points from Tim Duncan and 20 points from Tony Parker, but the shot a combined 16-37 from the floor. Kawhi Leonard grabbed 12 rebounds for San Antonio. The Warriors have snapped a 30-game losing streak in San Antonio.
Series tied 1-1.
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