SAN ANTONIO The Miami Heat messed up history two years ago. Theyll have to do it again if they expect to win a second straight NBA title.
Since the 2-3-2 format began in the NBA Finals in 1985, when the series is tied 1-1, the team that won Game 3 has taken the title 12 of 13 times. The only exception was Miami winning Game 3 in 2011 but losing 4-2 to Dallas.
On Tuesday night at the AT&T Center, the Spurs won the pivotal Game 3 113-77 to take a 2-1 lead in Finals. Theyre vying for their fifth NBA title in 15 years.
In a stunning display of 3-point shooting, San Antonio guard Danny Green drilled 7 of 9 from beyond the arc for 27 points and reserve guard Gary Neal was 6 of 10 for 24 points. The Spurs went 16 of 32 to set an NBA record for most 3-pointers in a Finals game.
Heat forward LeBron James struggled offensively yet again, and this time there were few guys to bail him out. James was 7 of 21 for 15 points. In Game 2, he had been 3 of 13 through three quarters but his te...