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The rain outside contributed to the crowd, Tim Duncan, and Tony Parker being late to the arena Tuesday night for Game 3 of the NBA Finals. That same rain appeared to inspire a couple of their teammates to make it rain inside the arena on the Heat.
Danny Green and Gary Neal combined for 13 three-pointers to lead the Spurs over the Heat in a record setting blowout win, 113-77.
After getting blown out in Game 2 by 19 points the Spurs certainly made a statement of their own with a 36 point win, the largest post season deficit in franchise history for the Heat. It came largely off of a record setting performance by the Spurs.
With Gary Neal and Danny Green leading the way San Antonio hit an NBA Finals record 16 three-pointers.
The game wasn't won completely from behind the arc of course. San Antonio's defense did a great job of taking LeBron James out of the game forcing him to miss 11 of his first 14 shots, and holding him to just four points in the first half.
A lot of the defensive effort on LeBron came from Kawhi Leonard who also chimed in 14 points and 12 rebounds, two of those points coming on this play:
Neither Wade or Bosh were able to pick up the slack on the scoring end for the Heat with just 16 and 12 points on the night.
As impressive as the three point barrage that the Spurs rained down on the Heat is, it is not the stat of the night. Of the last 13 NBA Finals the team that won Game 3 went on to win the Finals. The lone exception came from another Texas team, the Dallas Mavericks, who lost Game 3 of the 2011 NBA Finals and then went on to win the next three games.
Their opponent--the very same Miami Heat.
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Tony Parker underwent an MRI Wednesday morning on his injured hamstring, and the results are in.
Parker posted, in French, on his Facebook page that he has a slight "stretch" in his hamstring.
"I just had MRI. Result: I suffer from a slight stretch to the hamstring. We'll see tomorrow how I feel, I really hope to play!" Parker posted, the San Antonio Express...
Though super polite and professional, Tim Duncan doesn’t exactly have the most colorful of personalities. Duncan’s teammate Manu Ginobili joked about this fact with a spot-on impersonation of the Spurs big man when asked how Duncan would feel about a statue being erected in his honor once his playing days are over. Check out the funny clip above. [The Basketball Jones] Article...
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker took to Facebook to post an announcement regarding his ailing leg, telling followers that an MRI taken yesterday diagnosed him with a strained hamstring. For his part, Parker is hopeful to suit up for tonight’s Game 4 against the Miami Heat, but he remains questionable for the contest.Parker posted in French, but here’s the English translation...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Spurs guard Tony Parker will play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals after his availability was in doubt because of a mild right hamstring strain.
Parker wouldn't discuss his injury at practice on Thursday other than to say he was "ready to go." The All-Star was hurt early in the second half of Game 3, which the Spurs won to take a 2-1 lead over the Miami...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- David Robinson was 37 years old when he rode off into the NBA sunset with a fresh Lawrence O'Brien trophy under his arm and his legacy as the greatest player in San Antonio Spurs history firmly intact.
It's been 10 years since Robinson left his team in the hands of Tim Duncan and a couple of precocious and unpredictable young guards named Tony Parker...
As we reported last night, Tony Parker suffered a hamstring injury in the first half of the Spurs game three blowout over the Heat, that limited him to only 27 minutes.
Parker was scheduled to get an MRI on that hamstring sometime this morning. That MRI is completed, and according to Marc Spears, Parker has a slight hamstring strain.
MRI says @tonyparker has a strained hamstring...
In the midst of the Spurs' 3-point onslaught in last night's Game Three victory over the Heat comes some troubling news from the San Antonio locker room.
Tony Parker left the game in the middle of the third quarter with an undisclosed hamstring injury. While he returned to the bench and to the game, Parker still said he felt some discomfort. He was scheduled to have an...
The San Antonio Spurs handed the Miami Heat their worst playoffs lost, EVER with 113-77 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. But, they may have lost a key piece to their puzzle.
Tony Parker says he “felt something in his hamstring…a weird feeling.” Parker will undergo a precautionary MRI Wednesday morning. His status for Game 4 on Thursday is uncertain. Parker finished...
Game 1 was close. Game 2 and 3 were blowouts. What will Game 4 bring? Hopefully for Spurs fans it will bring Tony Parker onto the court tonight. Parker had an MRI yesterday that revealed a Grade 1 strain of his hamstring. Doctors are listing him as day to day.
On hearing it was a strain a relieved Parker said, ”I was just hoping it was not a tear. The good news is it’s not a...
SAN ANTONIO Spurs guard Tony Parker opened the NBA Finals with a memorable shot at the end of Game 1.
San Antonio's 92-88 victory gave hope that the series against the defending champion Miami Heat was going to be full of close games.
It hasn't quite worked out that way so far.
What followed Parker's sensational shot in Game 1 a twisting, ducking, barely shot clock...
Spurs guard Tony Parker will play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals
after his availability was in doubt because of a mild right
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker posted, in French, on his
Facebook page that he has a slight "stretch" in his hamstring.
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is scheduled to have
an MRI on a tight hamstring on Wednesday, leaving his availability
for Game 4 of the NBA Finals very much up in the air.
This is the third installment of NBA Entertainment’s behind the scenes look at the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, and three things jumped out at me.
1. Tim Duncan’s truly woeful wardrobe.
2. Ray Allen and Chris Bosh’s pre-game speech didn’t have the same impact as Dwyane Wade’s gem from Game 2.
3. Greg Popovich’s hilariously calm and sarcastic...
The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs are tied 1-1 in the 2013 NBA Finals. The Spurs won a close Game 1 after Tony Parker hit an incredible shot as the shot clock expired to put the Heat away and steal home court advantage. Game 2 was close until the end of the third quarter when Mario Chalmers and LeBron James combined to blow open the game with a 33-5 run. Game 3 is Tuesday...