The Spurs capitalized on their home court advantage in game three winning 113-77. Get NBA Finals odds at Bovada sportsbook.
Two days after getting demolished on the road, San Antonio gave Miami a taste of their own medicine; and not in the conventional way. Ginobili scored six points on 3-7 shooting, Parker had eight points on 2-5 shooting, and Duncan added his conventional 12 on 5-11 shooting with 11 rebounds. The production came from the role players, specifically Danny Green and Gary Neal. Green had 27 points going 7-9 from deep, while Towson graduate Gary Neal had 24 points going 6-10 from beyond the arc. The Spurs starters were out of the game by the beginning of the fourth, and will be plenty rested before game four tonight. Although Miami did a terrible job closing out on shooters, you have to credit San Antonio for getting themselves open and executing.
Once again, the Heat found themselves asking where LeBron was in the fourth quarter. Whatever coach Pop is doing to shut down driving lanes for him is clearly working; he was 7-21 only scoring 15 points. This was the Heat two years ago when LeBron did not take the initiative late in ball games, and that did not work. The help, which was there in game two, was a non-factor in this ball game. Chalmers had 18 two days ago and had none in game three; Bosh went back to his old ways, shooting 4-10 from the field but did grab 10 boards. They were outrebounded 52- 36 and shot 8% less from the field. All this adds up to a double-digit loss for the Heat.
Everything mentioned points to the Spurs winning game three, but I’m feeling a massive LeBron game tonight. Lets not forget the David Stern factor; he wants this to go 7 at the sports book.