LeBron James scored 26 points
The Spurs blew out the Heat with balanced scoring. Reuters

The Heat learned why the Spurs have the best record in the NBA for a reason.

Thanks to balanced scoring, excellent three-point shooting, team defense, and great shot selection, the San Antonio Spurs were able to keep the Miami Heat in check, in a 125-95 blow out victory at the AT&T Center.

LeBron James scored 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting, but it wasn't enough as the Spurs dismantled Miami. Earlier this week, LeBron went on Twitter to re-affirm his focus on about 22 games remaining. Since that Twitter posting, the Heat have received solid performances from James, but they have two losses, both of them ones the team would prefer to regret.

The Spurs hit 17 three-pointers in the game. Matt Bonner converted six-of-seven three-pointers.

The story of the game was Tony Parker. The star point guard was cleared to play despite an earlier injury report that predicted he would be out two-to-four weeks. Instead, Parker was only out for a couple of games, and played 23 minutes.

Eight players on the Spurs scored in double-digits, with Manu Ginobli leading the way with 20 points.

Dwayne Wade scored 19 points. Chris Bosh, who has been slumping lately, scored 17 points and added 14 rebounds.

The Heat drop to a win-loss record of 43-19.

The Spurs improve on their league-best record to 51-11.