The Miami Heat had a strong shooting performance in this game, finishing 43-74 (58.1%), to beat the San Antonio Spurs, 113-101. Miami (32-12) is now on a three-game winning streak.
Chris Bosh scored 24 points on 9-10 shooting from the field and 5-5 from the free throw line, in a strong performance. Other key performers for Miami were LeBron James with 18 points and 7 rebounds, and Mario Chalmers with 16 points and 7 assists. On 9-13 shooting from the field and 5-5 from the free throw line, Tim Duncan put up 23 points for San Antonio in the loss.
In a matchup of first-rate offenses, the unit of Miami (ranked second in the NBA in offensive efficiency) came out on top, scoring 1.23 points per possession. The Heat combined an eFG% of 63.5% with 42.1% 3-point shooting. They are 11-3 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Spurs, on the other hand, are winless (0-7) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
San Antonio (33-11) could not get back-to-back victories after defeating Atlanta on Friday.
Coming up next, the Heat play the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are 35-10 on the year. The Spurs go up against the Houston Rockets, currently 29-17 this season. The Spurs have lost to Houston the last two times they have played.