Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 6/13/13
It started off as we thought it might.  Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are key in a San Antonio Spurs win while LeBron James had a triple double in a Game 1 that could've gone either way.  Then things got weird.  First the Spurs got crushed by the Miami Heat, which isn't too weird, but what was weird is that the blowout wasn't a part of a "LeBron game" or a "Big 3" game.  Rather, it was Mario Chalmers scoring 19 and Ray Allen scoring 13 to help James, who had a sneaky good 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists game.  Then Game 3 came, and the Spurs this time poured it on, handing the Heat their worst playoff loss in the franchise's relatively young playoff history.  There was no Tony Parker brilliance, no Tim Duncan throwback game and no Manu Ginobili outburst off the bench.  Nope, it was the Gary Neal and Danny Green show. Right now, Danny Green is the leading scorer in the series with 18.6 points per game.  He's also the only Spur to score in double figures all three games thanks to his treating the NBA Finals like the Pop-A-Shot game at Dave and Busters.  Gary Neal had a 24 point game, which was difficult to see coming given his struggles with injury and staying in the rotation.  As Quixem Ramirez pointed out Wednesday, Green and Neal outscored all of the Heat in the second half.  Mike Miller has missed one three point Again, this series is weird. James' struggles are probably a little overstated right now.  If the Heat were up 2-1 now there'd be a lot written about how LeBron's complete game is on display and he's letting the game come to him.  He was bad in Game 3 and he settled for too many outside shots.  Hell he didn't get to the free throw line, so yeah he had a bad game.  He'll probably get to the line 10 times in Game 4. This has been a fun series so far, mostly because of the unpredictability of it.  Will Game 4 give us a Duncan game, especially if Parker can't go or is hobbled?  Will LeBron, sensing a must win situation, have one of those games for the ages he throws out every so often?  Will we get a combination of great games from each team's stars?  Weird has been fun, unpredictable is exciting, but I think I'm ready for a good old fashion superstar slug out. Photo: SI Kids
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Diamondbacks GM: Padres wanted Goldschmidt for Kimbrel

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers

Sheldon Richardson escapes felony charges for recent arrest

Lawyer who litigated against NFL: Brady plays every game

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Cowboys should sign interested RB Steven Jackson

Jameis Winston confirmed as Buccaneers starting QB

Russell Wilson contract increases likelihood of change

Jim Harbaugh doesn’t care if he’s popular

Johnny Manziel struggles in first day of Browns camp

Report: Wilson, Seahawks agree to four-year, $86.7M contract

Jonathan Papelbon thinks he became ‘scapegoat’ for Phillies

Padres don’t sell at trade deadline, reportedly because AJ Preller still believes in team

First photos of Jason Pierre-Paul’s injured hand emerge

Stop kvetching about Notre Dame, please

Rebuttal banner supporting Tom Brady flies over Pats practice

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

LeSean McCoy cancels party, but it wasn't some 'weird orgy'

Redskins making huge mistake by signing Junior Galette

New Blue Jay David Price got a flat tire on his way to Toronto

Five of the worst baseball trades since 2000

Famed ballboy Red Lightning spotted at Falcons camp

Rickie Fowler aces final hole, treats media to free beers

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker