NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat
Jun 12, 2014TV Network - ABC
San Antonio used an unprecedented first half of offense to take down the Heat in Game 3. They shot close to 75% on their way to 71 first half points. The Heat made a run in the third quarter, but they couldn't dig themselves out of the 21 point deficit, especially since San Antonio kicked things up a notch once again in the fourth quarter. Now the Spurs have a great opportunity to take a huge lead in the series, but Miami will obviously be looking to prevent just that. This is a huge game for both teams, but definitely more important for the Heat.
Jun 10, 2014TV Network - ABC
Miami needed a big game from their biggest star to prevent being down 0-2, and they got just that. LeBron scored 11 points in the second quarter to keep the game close, and scored 35 points overall. The Heat stopped the scoring attack of the Spurs and held them to 96 points with 43% shooting. Now the series shifts to Miami for two games, with the Heat hoping to get both wins for a commanding lead, and the Spurs looking for at least a split to keep things evened up.
Jun 20, 2013TV Network - ABC
San Antonio was so close to finishing off the Heat and claiming their 5th title, but close just doesn't cut it, especially when James takes over the fourth quarter and overtime. LeBron finished with 32 points and a triple double, leading the Heat, while Duncan led the Spurs with 30 points and 17 boards but was held scoreless after the third quarter. Now we get to see if the Spurs can bounce back from a devastating loss in a game they had in the bag, or if the Heat can be the first team to win two in a row in this series. You can't ask for much more than a back-and-forth 7-game series to decide who is crowned NBA Champions.
Jun 09, 2013TV Network - ABC
It is always a question as to how a team with a long break will respond in their first game back. The Spurs were anything but rusty in Game 1, however, committing only four turnovers the entire game, and looking like a well-oiled machine in their win over the defending champions. The Spurs defense did a great job holding the Heat leading scorer to only 18 points, and disrupting the offense immensely. Miami really needs the Game 2 win to prevent being down two games before heading to San Antonio, and if history is any indication, getting it won't be a problem for the Heat.
Jun 06, 2013TV Network - ABC
Miami, the defending champions, reached their third straight Finals by beating the Pacers in a long and hard-fought, seven game series. They are facing an extremely well-rested Spurs team, who swept the Grizzlies in the Western Conference Finals. This should be a fantastic series as these two teams have been great all year. The Heat had one of the longest winning streaks in history during the regular season, while the Spurs are so efficient and effective, they almost seem boring. The key to a Spurs win is stopping the Big 3, mainly LeBron, while the Heat's chances at a win increase if the can instill a little chaos into the Spurs' world, knocking them out of rhythm.