Heat routed by Spurs in NBA Finals Game 3
The Spurs started strong in the Finals winning game 1, but were somewhat humbled in game 2 by the Heat 103-84. Some basketball observers thought the Heat were strong enough to win 2 out of 3 or all three games to be played in succession in San Antonio.
San Antonio however had other plans on their mind and showed they are still a very strong team even though their veterans are in their 30s.
San Antonio has at least one future Hall of Famer on its roster, but it was the players that get little recognition like Gary Neal and Danny Green who helped the Spurs to victory on Tuesday.
The duo of Neal and Green led San Antonio to one of the NBA Finals’ biggest routs when the Spurs defeated Miami 113-77. Green hit seven three pointers and Neal connected on six to help the Spurs set a new NBA Finals recorded of 16 baskets from beyond the three-point line.
Green finished with 27 points and Neal added another 24. Future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan returned from his worst playoff outing of the season in game 2 to scored 12 points and grab 14 boards.
Duncan also praised the play of his other teammates saying they stepped in and up when needed and gave the team the breathing room it desperately needed.
Not only was the Spurs offense dominant, but its defense continued to neutralize LeBron James the league MVP. James managed just 15 points on the night and started the game by missing 11 of his first 13 shots.
Game 4 will be played in San Antonio on Thursday night.