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Spurs overwhelm Heat to take 2-1 lead in NBA Finals
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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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Kevin Durant Re-Signs With Nike

Sep 1 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: slamonline

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Lucas Nogueira Works Out With Hakeem Olajuwon

Aug 31 2014 11:18am CDT | Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Lucas Nogueira recently worked out with Hakeem Olajuwon, joining a long line of NBA big men to utlize the Hall of Fame center for workout sessions. "Grande oportunidade de aprender com Hakeem @DR34M essa semana #TheDream #WeTheNorth @Raptors @NBABrasil," Nogueira posted on his official Twitter account. Olajuwon has also worked out with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Amar'e Stoudemire, among others, in past summers. Nogueira was tra ...
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Top Videos: Kobe’s Text To LeBron, Kobe Talks Last Two Years

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Report: Durant to spurn Under Armour for Nike

Aug 31 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant will stay with Nike after receiving a deal that is similar to to Under Armour’s monstrous offer, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Darren Rovell. Under Armour reportedly offered Durant a deal that was worth between $265 and $285 million over 10 years. Durant’s seven-year, $60-million deal with Nike was about to expire and Under Armour believed they could swoop in and sign the ...
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Report: Durant to spurn Under Armour for Nike

Aug 31 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant will stay with Nike after receiving a deal that is similar to to Under Armour’s monstrous offer, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Darren Rovell. Under Armour reportedly offered Durant a deal that was worth between $265 and $285 million over 10 years. Durant’s seven-year, $60-million deal with Nike was about to expire and Under Armour believed they could swoop in and sign the Oklahoma City Thunder star. ...
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