During and after the San Antonio Spurs’ crushing 113-77 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, all the pundits had something to say about the game.
They spoke about how LeBron James could not shoot as the Spurs dared him to and he missed 14 shots.
They spoke about adjustments that San Antonio made in response to their blowout loss to the Heat in Game2.
They spoke about how Dwayne Wade is just not the same player anymore.
There is just one reason the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat by 36 points on Tuesday.
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They hit almost every shot they put up.
The Spurs, who shot 37.6 percent from three point land in the regular season, made 16 out of 32 three pointers. Danny Green made seven of the three pointers and he scored 27 points. Green has made 16 three point shots in the series which is a Spurs NBA Finals record. Gary Neal, who wasn’t in the NBA a couple of years ago after not being drafted in the 207 NBA Draft, made six three pointers and scored 24 points.
“Those guys shot incredibly,” Spurs center Tim Duncan said after Game 3. “Gave us the breathing room when we needed it.”
The Spurs set the NBA Finals for the most three point baskets made in a game. The original record was 14 which were held by the three teams.
Game 4 takes place from San Antonio on Thursday night.
For the Heat, what can they do to stop the shooting of the Spurs? The correct answer is nothing.
The Spurs will make their shots whether you try to defend them or not. The Heat will have to hope that San Antonio will have an off-shooting night and nothing falls for them. In addition, you have two rhythm shooters in Neal and Green whose confidence is through the right now. Somehow that rhythm must be disrupted but no one knows how to do that.
For the Heat to even up the series, they must get lucky. Luck will have to prevail for the Heat to stay in this series or it could end in five games without the Heat ever getting back to Miami for a Game 6.
Watch the 16 three-point shots the Spurs made on Tuesday below: