11 Jun 2014

Spurs rout Heat in game three

6:40 pm on 11 June 2014

The San Antonio Spurs routed the Miami Heat 111-92 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals and deal the Heat their first home loss of the playoffs.

The Spurs played near perfect offense in the first half leading by as many as 25 points before going into the break with a 71-50 lead.

Miami moved within seven points at 81-74 with three minutes left in the third quarter before the Spurs built it back to 11 points and reasserted themselves in the fourth quarter to clinch victory.

Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with a career high 29 points, while four-time NBA most valuable player LeBron James scored 22 points to share Miami scoring honors with Dwyane Wade.

The series will remain in Miami for game four on Friday.