Inside the first two minutes of the fourth quarter, the Miami Heat had a pair of moments that may suggest they will go into the playoffs with the swagger it takes to win the Eastern Conference.
The Heat got the win, but the the first play where Dwyane Wade led a fast break and flipped the ball over to LeBron James who slammed home a thundering dunk, made a statement that the Heat are not looking to cry, but rather looking to thrive.
The following play, and off a steal, Wade flew up the middle of the court and dunked home what basically was the exclamation point on a blowout victory, 110-80, over perhaps the best team in the Western Conference.
LeBron James scored 29 points and had nine rebounds in the win. But Chris Bosh led all scorers with 30 points, on 10-of-16 shooting, and also added 12 rebounds.
The Spurs languished for most of the evening. They shot just 38 percent from the field, and shot just 63 percent from the free-throw line.
With the victory, the Heat have two recent home wins against the Western Conference's two best teams: the Lakers and the Spurs.
The Spurs drop to 54 wins and 13 losses, while the Heat improve to a 46-21 record.