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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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CLEVELAND – Kevin Love, picking up the offensive slack with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving out, scored 25 points and Dion Waiters added 23, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-100 exhibition win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Love made five 3-pointers and also shook off banging his right knee while making a basket in the lane during the third quarter. He and Waiters spent the fourth quarter on the bench. B ...
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Love scores 25 to lead LeBron-less Cavs over Bucks

Oct 14 2014 8:49pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND – Kevin Love, picking up the offensive slack with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving out, scored 25 points and Dion Waiters added 23, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-100 exhibition win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Love made five 3-pointers and also shook off banging his right knee while making a basket in the lane during the third quarter. He and Waiters spent the fourth quarter on the bench. Bucks rookie Jab ...
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Love scores 25 to lead LeBron-less Cavs over Bucks

Oct 14 2014 8:49pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND – Kevin Love, picking up the offensive slack with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving out, scored 25 points and Dion Waiters added 23, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-100 exhibition win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Love made five 3-pointers and also shook off banging his right knee while making a basket in the lane during the third quarter. He and Waiters spent the fourth quarter on the bench. Bucks rookie Jabari Pa ...
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Okay, so Jabari Parker wasn’t being guarded by LeBron James and these were hardly contest-worthy dunks. Anytime a rookie flashes even slight hints of their immense potential, though, you know we’re going to get excited. The first slam is most impressive. Parker is more coordinated and fluid than extremely explosive, but he can still get […] The post Video: Jabari Parker Dunks On Consecutive Possessions Versus Cavaliers appeared first ...
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Gordon Hayward claims he's the best player in the league, would crush LeBron James (in League of Legends)

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Power Ranking Chicago Bulls Players Heading into 2014-15 NBA Season

Oct 14 2014 5:20pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

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Cristiano Ronaldo releases a video as he sets a new Facebook milestone gaining 100 million fans

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