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.
The Miami Heat made their way into a hostile AT&T Center for Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals and quickly ran into a massive mauling at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, 113-77.
For almost seven quarters the San Antonio Spurs did something that 28 other teams couldn’t do; they figured out a way to bottle up NBA MVP LeBron James. But, the Spurs’ best efforts couldn’t shut down LeBron completely.
On a night when NBA MVP LeBron James struggled from the field for much of the first three quarters, his Heat teammates came through in a big way to help the team tie the 2013 NBA Finals at one victory apiece.
In every NBA Finals, there’s often a play that people will never forget. Michael Jordan’s push-off jump shot against the Utah Jazz is one people still remember. Sunday night gave NBA fans another one of those unforgettable moments courtesy of Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.
The NBA plans to make San Antonio pay for resting four stars.The Miami Heat almost could not.