And its ALLL Tied Up. Heat rout Spurs in Game 2

THE MIAMI HEAT GAVE A TRUE TEAM EFFORT TONIGHT IN GAME 2 OF THE NBA FINALS. WITH LEBRON STRUGGLING TO FIND HIS SHOT FOR THE FIRST 3 QUARTERS, MIAMI'S "OTHER GUYS" HAD TO MAKE SHOTS AND THEY DID. IN GAME 1, LEBRON GOT OPEN LOOKS FOR HIS TEAMMATES AND THEY FAILED TO KNOCK THEM DOWN. TONIGHT HE GOT THEM EVEN MORE GOOD LOOKS AND THE SHOTS WERE STINGING THE NET IN ROUTE TO A 103 POINT PERFORMANCE. THE AGGRESSIVENESS WAS OBVIOUS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL. THE HEAT'S DEFENSE WAS STINGY AND THEY GAMBLED ALL NIGHT AND IT PAYED OFF. THE SPURS GOT WHATEVER THEY WANTED IN GAME 1, HOWEVER TONIGHT THE TURNOVERS PILED UP FASTER THAN CHRIS BERMANS BAR TAB. GREG POPOVICH SAID TONIGHT WAS ABOUT " THE HEAT PLAYING THEIR ASSES OFF" WHEN ASKED IF HIS TEAM BEING TIRED CONTRIBUTED TO THEIR DISHEARTENING EFFORT.

DESPITE THE FINAL SCORE OF 103 TO 84 THE GAME WAS CLOSE FOR MOST OF THE NIGHT. THE FIRST HALF HAD 9 LEAD CHANGES AND 5 TIES WITH NEITHER TEAM LEADING BY MORE THAN 5. THE HEAT HAD A 5 POINT LEAD STARTING THE THIRD QUARTER AND STRETCHED IT TO 8 IN THE FIRST 3 MINUTES OF THE PERIOD. THAT LEAD QUICKLY EVAPORATED AS THE SPURS FIRED BACK WITH A 10-2 RUN TO TIE IT AT 56 WITH 7:10 LEFT IN THE QUARTER. A FEW MINUTES LATER THE GAME WOULD SEE ITS LAST TIE AT 58 A PIECE. THE HEAT THEN JUMPED BACK IN FRONT BY 3 BEFORE IT LOOKED AS IF THE SPURS WERE TAKING BACK THE MOMENTUM. TIM DUNCAN HAMMERED IT HOME WITH A SLAM DUNK THAT GOT IT BACK DOWN TO 1 AND THEN DANNY GREEN FOLLOWED THAT UP BY REJECTING A LEBRON LAY UP ATTEMPT. MR GREEN BACKED THAT UP WITH A FINGER ROLL LAY-UP THAT GAVE THE SPURS THE LEAD 62-61.

THAT WOULD BE THE LAST LEAD OF THE NIGHT FOR THE SPURS.

MIAMI CLOSED OUT QUARTERS VERY WELL TONIGHT AND THE END OF THE 3RD QUARTER HAD A FEW EXCLAMATION POINTS BEHIND IT. DOWN 62-61 THE HEAT WENT ON A 14-3 TO END THE PERIOD WITH A 10 POINT LEAD, 75-65. THE RUN INCLUDED TURNOVERS BY GARY NEAL,MANU GINOBILI AND TIM DUNCAN. THE HEAT GOT 6 POINTS OFF THOSE MISCUES. MARIO CHALMERS WAS FLAT OUT BALLIN DURING THE RUN. HE HAD 2 THREE POINT PLAYS AND 2 ASSISTS.

THE 4TH QUARTER DIDN'T GET ANY BETTER. THE HEAT KEPT THE MOMENTUM GOING ON A 9-0 RUN BEFORE THE SPURS WERE FINALLY ABLE TO GET A BUCKET. THE TOTAL NUMBER ON THE MIAMI OUTBURST WAS 33-5 RESULTING IN THEIR BIGGEST LEAD OF +27 AT 7:13 OF THE 4TH.
WHAT GAVE THEM THAT 27 PT LEAD? BOSH ASSISTING TO LEBRON FOR A 3 POINT DAGGER.

GAME OVER. SERIES TIED 1-1 WITH THE SERIES HEADING TO SAN ANTONIO FOR THE NEXT 3.

THE ACTION:

THE SPURS HAD 4 TURNOVERS IN GAME 1. TONIGHT MIAMI'S DEFENSE WAS OUTSTANDING RESULTING IN 17 SPUR TURNOVERS FOR 19 HEAT POINTS. MEANWHILE THE HEAT ONLY TURNED IT OVER 6 TIMES AND THE SPURS GOT JUST 2 POINTS.

THE SPURS DIDN'T SCORE OVER 25 POINTS IN ANY QUARTER. THEIR LOWEST BEING THE 4TH WITH JUST 19.

WEIRD: THE TEAM THAT HAS WON THE REBOUNDING BATTLE HAS LOST IN THE FIRST 2 GAMES OF THIS SERIES.

MIKE MILLER PLAYED 15:57 AND SCORED 9 PTS OFF 3-3 FROM DOWNTOWN.
CHRIS ANDERSON PLAYED 14:19 AND SCORED 9 PTS OFF 3-3 FG AND 3-4 FT.
THOSE 2 EACH MATCHED THE OUTPUT THAT TIM DUNCAN PUT FORTH IN 30:14 IN ABOUT HALF THE MINUTES. DUNCAN SHOT 3-13 FOR 9 PTS. YOWZERS!!

TONY PARKER HAD 5 TURNOVERS: THE HEAT HAD 6 TOTAL.

THE HEAT HAD 22 ASSISTS TO THOSE 6 TURNOVERS. OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY.

KAWHI LEONARD'S DEFENSE ON LEBRON WAS REALLY GOOD FOR MOST OF THE NIGHT. THE 21 YEAR OLD DESERVES ALOT OF CREDIT.

LEBRON WAS 3-13 FOR JUST 8 PTS THROUGH 3 QUARTERS. HE FINALLY FOUND HIS SHOT IN THE 4TH GOING 4-4 INCLUDING A TRIPLE. 9P/3R/2A IN 7 MINUTES IN THE FINAL STANZA.

MARIO CHALMERS HAD A HUGE GAME SCORING 19 PTS OFF 6-12 SHOOTING AND 5-5 FROM THE STRIPE. HE LEAD THE HEAT IN SCORING BELIEVE IT OR NOT.

DANNY GREEN DIDNT MISS A SHOT ALL NIGHT (6-6 FG / 5-5 3PT) LEADING THE SPURS WITH 17 PTS.

LEBRON WENT FROM JUST 4 PTS IN THE FIRST HALF, TO LEADING ALL SCORERS IN THE 2ND HALF WITH 13.

THE SPURS HAD AT LEAST 3 TURNOVERS PER QUARTER WHILE THE HEAT HAD 3 TOTAL IN THE 2ND HALF.

JAMES WADE BOSH = 39 PTS
THE "OTHER GUYS" = 64 PTS

PARKER GINOBILI DUNCAN = 27 PTS


PLAY OF THE GAME - LEBRONS OUTRAGOUS BLOCK ON TIAGO SPLITTER'S DUNK ATTEMPT. IT WILL BE ON HIGHLIGHT REELS FOR YEARS.
IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT, IT'S MUST SEE. WELL WORTH YOUR TIME. GREAT PLAYERS MAKE GREAT PLAYS AND THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE. AND OH YEAH HE THEN WENT TO THE OFFENSIVE END AND MADE A SPOT ON PASS TO RAY ALLEN FOR A CORNER THREE. GOODNESS GRACIOUS.

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