The San Antonio Spurs had a strong shooting performance in this one, going 38-64 (59.4%) from the field, including 9-20 (45.0%) from three-point range, to dominate the Miami Heat, 111-92. The Finals now sit at 2-1.
Kawhi Leonard had a strong game, putting up 29 points on 10-13 shooting from the field (3-6 from behind the arc) and 6-7 from the free throw line. Other key players for San Antonio included Danny Green with 15 points and five steals, and Tim Duncan with 14 points and six rebounds. Despite the loss, Dwyane Wade put up 22 points for Miami on 8-12 shooting from the field and 6-8 from the free throw line.
The Spurs won the turnover battle in Game 3, losing the ball on 13.7% of their possessions as compared to 22.9% for Miami. Along with their eFG% of 66.4%, the Spurs connected at a rate of 45.0% from 3-point range in this game. For comparison, during the regular season they were 27-2 when they recorded marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Heat were 4-10 when they allowed their opponents to reach those percentages.
Playing in front of the home crowd, Miami wasn't able to take advantage and get the victory. San Antonio will attempt to continue its road success and build upon its lead.
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