The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat split the opening two games of the 2013 NBA Finals in South Beach. With the series even, the Heat will look to regain homecourt advantage with a road win in Game 3.
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio, TX
9:00 PM ET, June 11, 2013
Tony Parker's clutch circus shot in the final seconds of Game 1 sealed a win for San Antonio. But the Spurs' Big 3 was overwhelmed in the second half of Game 2 by an offensive explosion from LeBron James and Mario Chalmers.
Tied up at 1-1, the series shifts to San Antonio for the next three games, where the Heat are just 3-22 in their last 25 games.
"It doesn't matter," James said of the 2-3-2 Finals format, via the Associated Press. "Two best teams in the NBA at this point. Both teams have won and can win on each other's floor. So it's not a biggie."
Will LeBron's supporting cast come through again to give Miami a 2-1 series lead? Or will the home team give Screaming Spurs Lady something to shout about?
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No points for T-Mac. But a lot of San Antonio. Spurs win 113-77. They set a finals record for most 3s in a single NBA Finals game with 16. Danny Green had 7 of them. Gary Neal had 6 of them. San Antonio has a 2-1 series lead.
DeJuan Blair is now dominating down low. He has scored 7 straight points.
Spurs on 50-point swing since end of Game 2. #NBAFinals— Art Garcia (@ArtGarcia92) June 12, 2013
LeBron James finishes -32 on the night. 15 points on 21 shots.— Eye on Basketball (@EyeOnBasketball) June 12, 2013
This is just amazing. What else can you say? #NBAFinals— chris palmer (@ESPNChrisPalmer) June 12, 2013
LeBron and the Heat Big 3 are done. And the Spurs' bench players are in as well. T-Mac just missed a long jumper from the left corner. EVERYONE in the arena wants T-Mac to shoot and score.
Danny Green just wants to shoot. From anywhere on the court. Just buried a long, long 3 from the right wing. 102-71 Spurs. And now Green is coming off the court.
Tracy McGrady just got a standing ovation as he entered the game. Then he drove the baseline and delivered a beautiful assist to Splitter for a dunk. 99-71 Spurs.
Bosh blocked a short jumper by Splitter. But that led to a 3-pointer from Danny Green. Because of course it did. And the Spurs have broken the team record for most 3s in an NBA Finals game with 15. Both Neal and Green have 6.
Spurs have 14 3-pointers, which ties the NBA Finals record. Gary Neal has 6, Danny Green has 5.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 12, 2013
Take a bow, Spurs front office.— Dan McCarney (@danmccarneysaen) June 12, 2013
Danny Green. Another 3. Spoelstra has a what-the-hell-am-i-supposed-to-do facial expression. 94-67 Spurs. They have hit 14 3-pointers.
Miami commits another turnover and that leads to a 3-on-1 fast break. Neal delivers a behind-the-back assist to Leonard for a two-handed dunk. Then on the next possession, Danny Green hit a 3. That kind of night. 91-63 Spurs.
Gary Neal might as well do the #MJShrug at this point.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 12, 2013
Gary Heat Check Neal. Yup, still hot— Michael De Leon (@mdeleon) June 12, 2013
Gary Neal 24, LeBron James 13.— Dan McCarney (@danmccarneysaen) June 12, 2013
Gary Neal. Good night.— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) June 12, 2013
#podiumgame feels like an understatement for Gary Neal— J.A. Adande (@jadande) June 12, 2013
I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT ALIEN OR SPIRIT HAS POSSESSED GARY NEAL BUT NEVER GO AWAY— Pounding the Rock (@poundingtherock) June 12, 2013
Another 3 for Neal? Why not? Neal has 24. He and Green have a combined 39 points. Parker started the fourth quarter, but he might not be needed...Spurs lead by 23.
Gary Neal is having the game of his life. Just buried a loooooong 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down. That's the way the Spurs needed to start the quarter. 81-63 Spurs.
After LeBron made another basket after a San Antonio turnover, the Spurs ended the half with a wide open two-handed dunk from Splitter. That stopped a 9-0 run by LeBron. 78-83 Spurs heading into the 4th quarter.
LeBron knocked down another jumper and then made a short 2 off the glass. And now the Spurs have missed a couple shots in a row. 76-61 Spurs.
LeBron drains a 3 from the top of the key with 1:30 left in the quarter. 75-57 Spurs. Remember, the Heat have had some wild comebacks in the regular season. If they get going, they can score fast.
LeBron commits a turnover and Cory joseph goes on a one-on-one fast break with Birdman, draws a foul AND gets the bucket. But he missed the free throw. 75-54 Spurs.
LeBron is 2 for 13, and leaving his feet without knowing what to do with the ball. Really off his game, may be too late if he gets it back.— Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) June 12, 2013
LeBron can't get into a rhythm. He just missed an 8-foot jumper from the baseline off the front of the rim. That led to an easy bucket from Leonard on the other end. Spurs lead 73-52...
Spurs putting a 25-8 run on the Heat right now. Not 33-5, but every bit as effective. If it wasn't for Mike Miller, this game would be over.— Dan McCarney (@danmccarneysaen) June 12, 2013
LeBron just missed another shot on a drive and now he is 2 for 12 from the field. He started last game 2 for 12 as well.
Leonard gets in on the 3-pointer action and gives the Spurs a 69-52 lead. Spurs are now 10 for 20 from 3-point range.
Another Miami turnover, another easy bucket for San Antonio. This time a 2-on-1 fast break and Manu throws down a one-handed dunk. Miami calls timeout. Spurs have their largest lead of the game. 66-52 Spurs.
Mike Miller hasn't missed from 3 in a long time. He just nailed his fifth 3-pointer of the game. He was 3/3 in Game 2 and now is 5/5. 62-52 Spurs.
San Antonio is on fire from 3-point range. Danny Green just knocked down another 3-pointer, this time from the left corner. That's his third of the game and now he has 13 points. Meanwhile, LeBron is 2/10 from the field. 62-49 Spurs.
Spurs take a 59-46 lead after a few Miami turnovers.
Leonard is flat outworking LeBron on the glass. Has been most of the last two games.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 12, 2013
After Bosh's jumper, Tim Duncan hit a wide open 10-footer and then on San Antonio's next possession, Danny Green drained a 3-pointer. Miami looks out of sync.