Jun 10, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich speaks with forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the fourth quarter of game thre against the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. San Antonio defeated Miami 111-92. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Finals 2014: San Antonio Spurs Scorch Heat, Take 2-1 Lead


Sometimes all you can do is sit back and watch your team go down in flames.

Just like watching a wild fire take acres and acres of land in the middle of summer, there was nothing that the Miami Heat could’ve done to avoid the 111-92 beating the San Antonio Spurs dealt them on Tuesday night.

And it started early and carried on throughout the night.

The Spurs used a historically red-hot shooting first half to build a 21-point half time lead. San Antonio shot a record-setting 76 percent in the first half, behind 25-of-33 shooting. In the first quarter, the Spurs shot 13-of-15 from the field, including hitting on all four 3-pointers.

Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Spurs scoring 29 points, 18 of which that came in the first half. Danny Green and Tony Parker each added 15 points and Tim Duncan scored 14.

For Miami, both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade finished with 22 points apiece. Chris Bosh, who only managed four shots in 32 minutes, finished with nine points.

Gregg Popovich made a slight lineup adjustment prior to Game 3 and started Boris Diaw in place of Tiago Splitter. It appeared to pay off, he led the team with a plus/minus of 20 on the night.

Your move, Spo.

 

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