Spurs clobber Heat in Miami for 2-1 lead in NBA Finals
MANILA, Philippines—The San Antonio Spurs outclassed the Miami Heat, 111-92, at the reigning champions’ home court to gain a 2-1 advantage in the 2014 NBA finals.
The Spurs waxed hot in the first half with brilliant 75.8 percent shooting from the field and led the Heat by as many as 25 points.
Kawhi Leonard finished with 29 points off-the-bench on 10-of-13 shooting. Danny Green and Tony Parker added 15 points each.
Sparked by Dwyane Wade, Miami trimmed the deficit down to seven, 74-81, in the third period, but San Antonio found ways to keep the Heat at bay the rest of the way.
It was the Heat’s first loss at home in the entire 2014 NBA playoffs.
Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is on Friday (Manila time), still at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.