The San Antonio Spurs host the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at 8 p.m. on Sunday. The Spurs took a 1-0 lead, opening the series with a victory at home, and are now three wins away from capturing an NBA title. LeBron James and the Heat will try to bounce back after the two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player left the game early with cramps.
The Spurs' offense was humming in the fourth quarter, outscoring Miami 36-17 through the final 12 minutes. James played just five minutes in the fourth, leaving the game after driving past Boris Diaw for a layup. San Antonio's three-point marksman Danny Green made all three of his three-point attempts in the fourth while Kawhi Leonard chipped in two of his own. Green missed his previous four attempts before locking in to close out the game.
The AT&T Center should be back to normal after the building's air conditioning went out prior to Game 1. Officials have announced that all systems are go again, saving the players from having to compete in what James deemed "extreme conditions."
The Heat have been great at responding after losing a game in the postseason. The last time the team lost back-to-back playoff games was in 2012, when the Boston Celtics won three straight games. The Heat went on to win that series in seven games.
Game 1 was close until the Spurs pulled away late in a game featuring 13 lead changes. Miami found success forcing the Spurs into turning the ball over 23 times, turning their high-pressure defense into 27 points off of turnovers. San Antonio out-rebounded the Heat 39-29 and scored 15 second-chance points compared to Miami's seven.
Game time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio
TV: ABC & WatchESPN
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson and Doris Burke.