The San Antonio Spurs didn’t take too kindly to getting blown out by the Miami Heat on Sunday. So how did they respond? Well they returned the favor to say the least. Setting a new NBA record, largely led by Danny Green and Gary Neal, the Spurs hit an NBA Finals record 16 threes against the Heat, on pace to a 113-77 victory. It was the third largest margin of victory in the history of the NBA Finals. The Spurs now lead the series 2-1.
Similar to the Heat in game 2, the Spurs got hot really quick and hit a barrage of three pointers throughout the game. The Heat had no answer for the Spurs, who got a combined 51 points from Green and Neal. They also got a solid game from Kawhi Leonard, who scored 14 points, and for the third straight game, played stellar defense on LeBron James. James scored just 15 points, shooting a lowly 33% from the field. Neither team’s big 3 were particularly impressive, as this game belonged mainly to the supporting cast of the Spurs.
The Heat will look to even the series and avoid an insurmountable deficit in game 4, which takes place on Thursday, June 13th.