Tip-Off for 6/12/13 (featuring Medgar Evers) Ambush at The Alamo: Spurs embarrass Heat 113-77 to take 2-1 lead
Danny Green and Gary Neal tag-teamed the Heat to give the Spurs a 2-1 lead.
The San Antonio Spurs outscored the Miami Heat 63-33 in an explosive second half. Guards Danny Green and Gary Neal combined for 51 points as the Spurs set an NBA Finals record with 16 three-pointers in their 113-77 shocker over the Heat in Game 3. The Spurs hold a 2-1 lead in the series.
Spurs 113 – Heat 77 – Danny Green and Gary Neal were accountable for nearly a point per minute in the Spurs mind-boggling blowout of the Miami Heat in Game 3. The first half was full of runs as the Spurs took a double-digit lead with 5 minutes left in the first half. Miami later rallied by running off ten consecutive points. The Spurs closed the half with a three-pointer from Neal — who scored 11 points in the quarter to go up 50-44. Mike Miller kept the Heat afloat in the first half scoring 9 points — all on three pointers. Miller finished the game 5 for 5 from beyond the arc and is 9 of 10 for the series.
The second half is when things got ugly for the Heat. San Antonio outscored Miami 28-19 in the third quarter. Danny Green scored 8 points in the quarter. LeBron James scored 9 of his playoff-low 15 points in the quarter. James failed to make it to the free throw line for the first time in his playoff career.
San Antonio entered the final quarter with an 18-point lead and led by as many as 37. Danny Green was 4 for 4 from beyond the arc, scoring 14 points. Gary Neal hit 2 of 3 three-pointers and the Spurs were well on their way to a Game 3 rout.
The Spurs out rebounded the Heat 52-36 (19 offensive). Green and Neal scored playoff career highs of 27 and 24 points, respectively. Tim Duncan finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds and Kawhi Leonard added 14 points, 12 boards and 4 steals.
Dwyane Wade led Miami with 16 points Chris Bosh finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Spurs Tony Parker left the game with what has been determined to be a hamstring injury. Parker is due to take an MRI today.
Spurs lead 2-1.
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