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Spurs overwhelm Heat to take 2-1 lead in NBA Finals

Jun 12 2013, 5:42am CDT | by

San Antonio, June 12 (IANS) Danny Green and Gary Neal outscored Heat "Big Three" to give San Antonio Spurs a 113-77 victory over defending champion Miami Heat, establishing 2-1 series lead in 2013 NBA Finals here on Tuesday.

San Antonio, June 12 — Danny Green and Gary Neal outscored Heat "Big Three" to give San Antonio Spurs a 113-77 victory over defending champion Miami Heat, establishing 2-1 series lead in 2013 NBA...

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Spurs overwhelm Heat to take 2-1 lead in NBA Finals

Jun 12 2013, 5:42am CDT | by

San Antonio, June 12 (IANS) Danny Green and Gary Neal outscored Heat "Big Three" to give San Antonio Spurs a 113-77 victory over defending champion Miami Heat, establishing 2-1 series lead in 2013 NBA Finals here on Tuesday.

San Antonio, June 12 — Danny Green and Gary Neal outscored Heat "Big Three" to give San Antonio Spurs a 113-77 victory over defending champion Miami Heat, establishing 2-1 series lead in 2013 NBA Finals here on Tuesday.

Both Green and Neal did excellent job beyond the arch. Green knocked down seven three pointers, only missing two attempts, while Neal buried six out of 10. Green scored a game high 27 points and Neal, coming from the bench, added 24. The Spurs duo combined 51 points, outscoring the 43 from the "Big Three" (16 from Dwyane Wade, 15 from LeBron James and 12 from Chris Bosh).

"Not getting down if things didn't go well, to continue to push and to work, and to Danny's credit, he's done that," said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich about Danny Green, who had been cut twice during the last couple of year. Green led all players with 56 points after the first three Finals games, six more than James, Xinhua reports.

"Luckily I've been open," said Green.

"My teammates did a good job of finding me and encouraging me to shoot every time when I'm open. Pop does a great job telling us let it fly."

Tim Duncan added 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs. Kawhi Leonard contributed 14 points and 12 rebounds.

The Spurs hit 16 three pointers, best in NBA Finals history, and out-rebounded the Heat 52-36.

"Well, we got what we deserved tonight," said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.

"They got into an incredible rhythm, even in the first quarter. Every shot they wanted to get they got. We didn't disrupt them."

It seemed to be a close game when the Spurs closed the first quarter 24-20 and the first half 50-44. However, Green and Neal pulled their trigger in the second half, helping the Heat to lead for more than 20 points. The Heat saw the hope after trimming the gap to 15 points at the end of the third period, only to see the Spurs extend the advantage to 28 after opening the fourth quarter 13-0.

The 36-point margin turned out to be the third largest score difference in NBA Finals history. Heat MVP core LeBron James made only seven out of his 21 attempts throughout the game, finishing at 15 points and 11 rebounds. "I can't have a performance like tonight and expect to win," said James.

"I've got to shoot the ball better, make the better decisions and I will get into the film and see ways that I can do that."

Game 4 is a must-win game for the Heat. The top seed of the league would face early elimination if the score turns to 3-1 on Thursday night.

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LeBron James made it sound like he's bracing himself for more tough times ahead after a 101-82 loss to the Blazers Tuesday, the Cavs' second in ...
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers 11/4/14: Video Highlights, Recap

Nov 5 2014 12:41am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

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Nov 5 2014 12:23am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

The worst part isn't that the Cleveland Cavaliers have fallen to 1-2 on their young season. It's not that they came up short against a well-oiled Portland Trail Blazers machine that reached the conference semifinals last season in the ultra-competitive West. The worst thing about Tuesday night's 101-82 loss is that everything seemed to go wrong for an offense that was supposed to be unstoppable. In times like these, it's ...
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Lillard’s 27 help Trail Blazers over Cavaliers

Nov 4 2014 11:56pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard snapped out of a shooting slump with 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers held LeBron James to just 11 in a 101-82 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Lillard was nursing an abdominal strain but had 15 points by halftime after averaging just 13.7 points on 11-for-41 shooting in the first three games. The All-Star averaged 20.7 points last season. The Cavaliers, playing the first of a three-game Western Conference road ...
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Lillard’s 27 help Trail Blazers over Cavaliers

Nov 4 2014 11:56pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard snapped out of a shooting slump with 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers held LeBron James to just 11 in a 101-82 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Lillard was nursing an abdominal strain but had 15 points by halftime after averaging just 13.7 points on 11-for-41 shooting in the first three games. The All-Star averaged 20.7 points last season. The Cavaliers, playing the first of a three-game Western Conference road swing, had ...
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Blazers limit LeBron to 11, rout Cavaliers

Nov 4 2014 11:49pm CST | Source: iWon Sports

Damian Lillard snapped out of a shooting slump with 27 points and the Trail Blazers held LeBron James to 11 in a 101-82 victory over the Cavaliers ...
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Lillard, Blazers dominate LeBron-led Cavaliers

Nov 4 2014 11:45pm CST | Source: CBSSports.com NBA Basketball News

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard snapped out of a shooting slump with 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers held LeBron James to just 11 in a 101-82 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers ...
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Blazers arena teases fan in LeBron James Cavaliers jersey

Nov 4 2014 9:51pm CST | Source: SBNation

On one hand, there's nothing wrong with wearing the jersey of your favorite player to an opposing arena: Moda Center is trolling Cavs fans. pic.twitter.com/oBIIOv5Msm — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 5, 2014 On the other hand, the Blazers are correct that a guy wearing a brand new Cleveland LeBron jersey in Portland is prooooobably not a diehard Cavs fan. But that's okay! And he seems okay with it. And it's okay to tease. Everyone ...
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Luol Deng Won't Replace LeBron James, but He's a Critical Piece for Miami Heat

Nov 4 2014 9:13pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Back in June, Miami Heat president Pat Riley told reporters the addition of Luol Deng was "one of the most important free-agent signings that we have ever had in the history of the franchise." But for Heat fans who'd been spoiled by two championships and the promise of more, Deng was little more than a two-year, $20 million consolation prize (wherein the second year is at the player ...
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