Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs | Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs Game 3 | Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs Live Stream June 11, 2013

After Game 2 of NBA Finals, Miami Heat will face San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center at 9 PM June 11, 2013.

Currently, the series is tied 1-1.

The San Antonio Spurs taken home-court advantage away from the Miami Heat, but then the reigning champions took them apart. San Antonio Spurs' victory in Game 1 was an accomplishment, but nothing that provided them any momentum after Miami Heat's 103-84 victory in Game 2.

"Not after tonight. I think they regained that," Tim Duncan said. The teams took Monday off, with the series resuming Tuesday night. San Antonio Spurs will also host Game 4 on Thursday and Game 5 on Sunday.

San Antonio Spurs won four titles in a nine-year span starting in 1999, but has not hosted a game in the NBA's championship round since the San Antonio Spurs took a 2-0 lead over Lebron James and Cleveland Cavaliers in 2007.

Lebron James said "It does not matter. Two best teams in the NBA at this point. Both teams have won and can win on each other's floor. So it is not a biggie."

Miami Heat are just 3-22 in San Antonio, although they did win this year even while Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Mario Chalmers sat out the late-season meeting.

Lebron James had no cause for concern after Game 2, which validated his belief that he can depend on his teammates until he gets rolling. But a little doubt seemed to creep into the San Antonio Spurs' Big Three. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have teamed for 99 postseason victories together, second-most in NBA history, a trio that is well aware of how rapidly things may change in the playoff series.

They changed really quickly in this series, about the time it took Lebron James to turn Tiago Splitter's dunk into a forever finals highlight with a blocked shot. "Of course if you look at the result, being 1-1, it's not bad. But you don't want to play like this in an NBA Finals," Manu Ginobili said.

Tim Duncan was admittedly terrible in Game 2, shooting 3-of-13 for nine points. Tony Parker offset his five baskets in 14 attempts with five turnovers, and Manu Ginobili had three of the San Antonio Spurs' 17 turnovers that led to 19 points. San Antonio Spurs, like every other team in the NBA, know that there is no way to beat the Miami Heat with that kind of inefficient ball handling.

Big Three against Big Three provided plenty of buildup to the series, and Manu Ginobili said the San Antonio Spurs stand little chance of winning if their trio plays poorly. But Lebron James having seen the Miami Heat not have enough when they were largely just he, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh two years ago, insists his current team is deep enough to do enough damage even when it does not come from the big names.

San Antonio Spurs are shooting just 41 percent and averaging 88 points in the series, perhaps lucky to not be down 2-0. Tim Duncan, the three-time NBA Finals MVP who always seemed to be more reliable the later in the season it was, he made only 11-of-32 shots.


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