Spurs Vs. Heat: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James Combine For 80 Points In 110-80 Blowout

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Spurs vs. Heat Final Score: Bosh, Wade And LeBron Score 80 Themselves In 110-80 Win

Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James combined for 80 points, as the Miami Heat took down the NBA-best San Antonio Spurs, 110-80.

Bosh tallied 30 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat, who avenged a 125-95 defeat to these Spurs earlier this month. Miami had lost four in a row against San Antonio.

Wade ended with 29 points and nine boards for Miami, which has won three in a row to improve to 3-2 on a six-game homestand. James donated 21 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

Tony Parker finished with 18 points and five assists for the Spurs, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Tim Duncan chipped in with 14 points and six boards.

Neither team led by more than six in a tight first quarter that resulted in Miami holding a 22-19 edge.

Holding a 26-23 lead early in the second stanza, the Heat put together a 14-4 run to create some distance. Wade and Bosh each tallied six points during the burst, which the former capped with a pair of free throws for a 40-27 margin with 5:39 remaining.

Miami went 14-of-15 from the foul line in the first half en route to a 49-39 lead.

The Heat continued to dominate in the third, using a 7-for-7 effort from the charity stripe to build a 77-63 margin heading to the fourth.

Wade and James highlighted a 10-2 flurry to start the fourth. Wade tallied six points during the surge, which James topped off with a jumper for an 87-65 lead with 9:13 to play.

Miami shot 68.2 percent from the field in the period and led by as many as 33.

The Heat improved to 25-9 at home this season….Miami shot 53.8 percent from the field, while San Antonio made just 38.3 percent of its shots…The Heat went 23-of-24 from the foul line…Miami outrebounded the Spurs by a 47-33 margin…Mario Chalmers tallied 11 points and five assists for Miami…Manu Ginobili finished with 12 points and Antonio McDyess scored 10 for San Antonio.

For more post-game discussion and recap, visit Heat blog Peninsula Is Mightier and Spurs blog Pounding The Rock.


Spurs Vs. Heat Score: Miami Extends Lead After Third Quarter, 77-63

The Miami Heat increased their lead over the San Antonio Spurs by four points in the third quarter, 77-63. Dwyane Wade had the highlight of the quarter when he blocked a Tim Duncan shot around the backboard. He got great extension on the jump to prevent the basket. It was his second block of the game.

Chris Bosh added another eight points for 24 so far, and he is one rebound short of a double-double. LeBron James picked up seven points for 13 in the game and has dished the ball out for five assists. The Heat finally started to get into foul trouble, which has put the Spurs on the line 10 times so far.

The Spurs did start to shoot above 40 percent, but the Heat's offensive attack didn't let up. Tony Parker took the team lead with 18 points to give the team three players with at least 10 points.

For Spurs analysis, check out Pounding The Rock. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier.


Spurs Vs. Heat Score: Chris Bosh's 16 Points Helps Heat To Halftime Lead, 49-39

The Miami Heat hold a 10-point lead over the San Antonio Spurs, 49-39, at halftime. After an 11-3 run to end the first quarter, the Heat didn't let up during the second. Chris Bosh led the way with 12 of his 16 points then and has been around the glass all night with his team-high seven rebounds. Dwyane Wade added an additional 15 points and five rebounds in the half.

The Spurs had had a tough night shooting, making only 39.1 percent of their shots. While the Spurs have attempted 10 three-pointers, Richard Jefferson was the only one to connect on one. Also hurting them has been a total of only three trips to the foul line (Miami made 14-of-15 of their free throws). Tim Duncan leads the Spurs with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting. All the other starters are below double-digit points, with Antonio McDyess leading with eight points.

LeBron James has had a quiet game for the Heat with six points on 2-of-8 shooting and two turnovers. Neither team's bench has had an impact on the scoring, the two combining for 10 of the 88 points scored so far.

For Spurs analysis, check out Pounding The Rock. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier.


Spurs Vs. Heat Score: Miami Leads After First Quarter, 22-19

After the first quarter of play, this is a far different game between the Spurs and the Heat than the last one they played. In that one the Spurs opened up a 36-12 lead after one quarter, but this time the teams played a much closer game, 22-19 in favor of the Heat.

The Heat went down early and trailed by five points with less than five minutes left to play, but finished the quarter with an 11-3 run. Mario Chalmers leads the team with six points, making the team's only successful three-point shot. Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Erick Dampier each pulled down three rebounds, while LeBron James has four points on 2-of-6 shooting.

While the Heat are shooting over 50 percent from the field, the Spurs stand at 39.1 percent and have missed five of their six three-point attempts. Antonio McDyess and Tim Duncan tied for the team-lead with six points each in the quarter and combined five of the teams 10 rebounds.

For Spurs analysis, check out Pounding The Rock. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier.


Spurs Vs. Heat: Can San Antonio Wax LeBron James, Miami Again?

Of all the San Antonio Spurs' 54 victories this season, none may have been as satisfying or exclamatory as the 30-point drubbing handed down upon the Miami Heat on March 4. Teams have beaten the Heat -- the Boston Celtics have a triptych of wins over Miami, and the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks are also undefeated against South Beach's finest. But no one beats the Heat like that. Miami's combined margin in seven losses to the Bulls, Celtics and Mavericks is -37, and that includes an 11-point loss to Dallas. But San Antonio smoked Miami, in a single game, by 30 points. It just doesn't happen. Even at its worst, Miami is too good to be beaten like that.

Except by San Antonio, apparently, and that's got to worry Miami. The Heat have a top-six defense in the NBA, but the Spurs ran Miami out of the AT&T Center. The Spurs scored 1.33 points per possession in that game, shooting a blistering 56 percent from the floor, 17-28 from long-range and with only eight turnovers all game. San Antonio was hot, sure, but even a hot San Antonio team shouldn't be doing that to a solid defensive squad like Miami. If S.A. comes back to Earth from that performance, and the Heat make defensive adjustments (particularly on the pick-and-roll, where Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker just tortured Miami), will it be enough?

The Spurs, with excellent shot defense and an ability to avoid fouls, seem to have just the antidote to Miami's offensive style; the Heat earned just 20 free throw attempts in the last match-up, for example, well below its season average of 27.8. Breaking that spell requires Chris Bosh to set up in the post (as he did in Miami's win over the Los Angeles Lakers) and Dwyane Wade and LeBron to attack, attack, attack. The Spurs want all opponents to shoot jumpers. All Heat opponents want the Heat to shoot jumpers. Ergo, the Spurs really, really, really want the Heat to shoot jumpers. Miami obliged on March 4. They cannot do the same on Monday and win.

Of course, if the Heat can't solve the Spurs' offense, it might not matter.

The Spurs and Heat hook up on ESPN at 8 PM Eastern Monday. For Spurs analysis, check out Pounding The Rock. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier.

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