Andy Lyons

NBA Finals 2014: Spurs blow out Heat, take command of NBA Finals

San Antonio led early and kept the pressure on Miami all night to take a commanding 3-1 advantage in the NBA Finals with a 107-86 victory. Kawhi Leonard led the way with 20 points, and Tony Parker added 19.

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The Spurs paint their masterpiece

Only the Spurs could follow up a historic performance with an even better night. Now they return home with a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals while the Heat are left with nothing but questions.

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Sage Steele throws shade at whiny Bill Simmons

Sage will have none of your guff, Bill Simmons

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Kawhi Leonard is Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard is Kawhi Leonard.

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San Antonio dominates, takes 3-1 lead over Heat

Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills led the way as the Spurs decimated the Heat on their home floor in Game 4.

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LeBron didn't get any help

That's the Heat scoring in the third quarter. Too bad Carmelo Anthony can't tag in.

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ABC wants us to know LeBron James had to poop

It's the Poop Game, y'all.

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Heat making a lineup change

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Kawhi Leonard vicious putback dunk

Kawhi Leonard might have made his case for Finals MVP with one dunk.

Near the end of the second quarter, Patty Mills shot a three-pointer from the left corner that bounced up off the rim. Leonard ran down the middle of the lane and slammed home a crazy dunk that was indicative of his play in this series and the 55-36 lead San Antonio held at half.

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This sums up the Spurs' beatdown

McCollumn, of course, was a rookie for the Portland Trail Blazers, who the Spurs eliminated in five games in the second round.

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Boris Diaw has eyes in the back of his head

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There is no other explanation for how he saw Tiago Splitter's cut on this play. Even one of the league's flashiest passers is giving him props.

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Spurs' ball movement is unfair

Ball movement? Check. Hockey assist? Check. Boris Diaw dunking? Check.

The San Antonio Spurs were all over the Miami Heat in the second quarter on Thursday night, with their patented ball movement we've seen all series long taking over. This time, it ended with a rim-rocking dunk from Diaw.

So good I want to spread it on toast.

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Miami Heat fan helps defend free throws

Portland has Free Throw Guy. Oklahoma City has that idiot who makes a hog call. Miami has... this.

Think about that. Someone has the money to go to an NBA Finals game and do whatever this is. I'm going to ponder this one for a while.

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Don't worry. LeBron's fine

He had to go back to the locker room for a couple possessions in the first quarter, but nothing seems wrong. This was our favorite joke about his absence.

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ABC's music choices remain interesting

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Small changes led to the Spurs' amazing Game 3

San Antonio's offensive explosion in Game 3 wasn't due to big, major changes. It was due to a bunch of small adjustments that added up to big things.

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How to watch Game 4 of the NBA Finals

The Miami Heat face an uphill climb against a San Antonio Spurs team that only helped its confidence in Game 3.

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The NBA's last honest man

As rumors about another superstar and innuendo flew around around South Florida, the present never felt so real even as the future seemed so attainable. Leave it to Chris Bosh to put things back into focus.

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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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