Andy Lyons

NBA Finals 2014: Spurs scorch the nets in 111-92 Game 3 victory

The Heat had momentum after a big Game 2 win, but the Spurs quickly erased it with a torrid start. They hit 19 of their first 21 shots and held off a Miami rally for a 111-92 win and a 2-1 series lead.

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Stop crediting others for Kawhi's success

Two things seem to get most of the credit for Kawhi's stardom: his hands and the Spurs. By doing this, we sell Kawhi himself short.

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Nobody knows what'll happen in the NBA Finals

Everyone saw the Spurs' Game 3 shooting explosion coming, right? Clearly.

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Kawhi plays great, Pop punches him anyway

Kawhi Leonard had a career-high 29 points in Game 3 of the NBA Finals -- not just a playoff career high, not just an NBA career high, he literally hadn't scored that much since high school -- but Gregg Popovich had NO SYMPATHY:

Pop is the king of tough love. Even his congratulations look like they could be considered assault.
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Spurs take 2-1 series lead in 2014 NBA Finals

Kawhi Leonard dominated as the Spurs grabbed a win on the road in American Airlines Arena.

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Courtside Heat fan is rowdy and dancing

Even a whiff of a comeback gets Rowdy Heat Fan out of her seat and ready to party.

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Spurs reach nirvana with absurdly hot first half

The Spurs opened Game 3 on the most fire.

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Jimmy Buffett is way too excited at this Heat game

Rick Ross gave a strong look. Lenny Kravitz smoldered. Jimmy Buffett did ... this.

The man famous for that song they play at minor league baseball games had the camera on him for just a little too long during Game 3 on Tuesday night and things got a little weird.

Meanwhile, the Heat are wasting away again.

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Manu Ginobili hits crazy 3 to end first quarter

Every Heat fan expected it given the way the first quarter went in Miami.

The San Antonio Spurs were hitting on all cylinders in the first quarter of Game 3 on Tuesday night, dropping 41 points on their way to a double-digit lead. Manu Ginobili, predictably and also ridiculously, hit this bank-shot three-pointer to end the period.

It was perfect. The Spurs are perfect. Let's just look into each other's eyes and remember this moment forever.

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The Spurs offense is beautiful and perfect

San Antonio could not be stopped in the first quarter of Game 3.

The Spurs racked up 41 points in the first period against the Heat, including this incredible, wild sequence which is basically just basketball porn. San Antonio came to play.

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Miami's sign game is strong in Game 3

Is there even context necessary? Is there even context to give? I'm chalking this up to South Beach's cultural milieu and moving on.

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Boris Diaw to start Game 3

He'll replace Tiago Splitter.

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The Spurs and Heat have mastered offense

Sharing and spacing rule the offenses of the Heat and Spurs. More teams should copy that, even if they can't copy LeBron James or Tim Duncan.

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