Russell Westbrook scored 41 points, one shy of the NBA All-Star Game record, and the Western Conference beat the East 163-158 on Sunday night.
Chris Bosh has now three-peated.
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is sitting out Friday night against the San Antonio Spurs with a sprained right ankle.
While a lot has changed for the Miami Heat since losing Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs have started to play more like the club that dethroned them now that they’re at full strength.
Rookie Shabazz Napier had 25 points, including four free throws in the final minute, and Miami held on for a 111-108 overtime victory over San Antonio on Saturday night in the teams’ first meeting since the Spurs routed the Heat in the NBA Finals.
LeBron James came on strong down the stretch to finish with 25 points, Chris Bosh added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Miami Heat followed up the most lopsided playoff win in franchise history with a 104-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Carlos Boozer said the Chicago Bulls were feeling cheated. Mario Chalmers said the Miami Heat thought they were getting too many cheap shots. Tensions and emotions are now nearly as high as the stakes.