San Antonio Spurs proved that they’re not going to go down without a fight.
As I’ve stated before, Spurs are a team that pride themselves on having a very balanced roster. They certainly proved this in game three of the finals. Much like in game two, the momentum in this game switched to one team after the half.
Heat fought hard in the first half, but always found trying to come from behind. Spurs did a phenomenal job scoring in key moments of the game to snuff out any chance of a comeback from Miami. A perfect example of this was Gregory Neal’s buzzer-beater three-point shot late in the third quarter.
I believe having home court advantage really helped the Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in game three. But the most surprising factor in this game is that it wasn’t Tony Parker or Tim Duncan leading the team to victory. No, it was Danny Green and Gregory Neal.
Green just continued from where he left off in game two, scoring consistent three-point shots. He ended the night with 27 points and a 7-9 record from the three point position. Neal also ignited the score board from the three point position scoring making three, three point shots. And these are just two of the players that stunned Miami Heat.
Others included Leonard, who had 14 points, and Mike Miller with 15 points.
For Spurs this is exactly the response that was required. For Miami Heat and Erik Spoelstra, it's back to the drawing board.
LeBron James did not have a good game, mostly because of the stellar defence of the Spurs. However, James never did get going in the game at all. Chris Bosh was beat down by Miller in the game as well. The only positive thing for the Miami Heat is that Tony Parker is a little banged up going into game four.
In the end a record breaking 16 three point shots proved to be too much even for the big three. Game four is set for Thursday. The question now becomes, will this Spur’s huge victory go to the player’s heads.
Or will they be able to build on this victory, and take the all important two game series lead at home. One thing’s for sure the Miami Heat will look to rebound in a big way, and will attack the defence with speed.
I believe game four will be the deciding factor in this series. I can’t wait to see what the big three will do in order to respond to this massive defeat.
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