The first time these two teams met, the San Antonio Spurs (54-13) beat the Miami Heat (46-21) at the AT&T Center in San Antonio by 30 points.
This time, the Heat returned the favor, beating the league leading Spurs 110-80 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
What are the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ loss? Let’s find out!
95.8 – The Heat were nearly perfect from the line, making 23-of-24 (95.8%) free throw attempts. The Spurs on the other hand, struggled with their foul shots connecting on just 12-of-19 (63.2%) free throws.
80 – Miami Heat’s “Big Three” combined for 80 points equaling the Spurs’ point total as a team.
53.8 – Miami shot well from the floor, making 42-of-78 (53.8%) field goal attempts while holding the Spurs to just 31-of-81 (38.3%) field goal shooting.
47 – The Heat dominated the boards, outrebounding the Spurs 47-33.
46 – Miami pound it on the inside, outscoring San Antonio 46-34 on inside points.
30 – Chris Bosh had a game-high 30 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat. Eleven days after being beaten by the Spurs by 30 points, the Heat returned the favor by winning with a 30 point margin.
29 – Dwayne Wade added 29 points, nine rebounds and four assists for Miami.
25 – The Heat played better as a team, they had 25 assists for the game compared to 17 dimes for the Spurs.
21 – LeBron James chipped in 21 points, eight assists and six boards for the Heat.
18 – Tony Parker led the Spurs with 18 points and five dimes in 33 minutes of action.
14 – Tim Duncan added 14 points and six rebounds for San Antonio.
11 – Both team committed just 11 turnovers a piece.
9 – Miami had nine steals as a team, three coming from Mario Chalmers, while the Spurs had five steals for the game.
0 – Matt Bonner is the only Spur who did score, he went scoreless in eight minutes of playing time going 0-of-2 from the field.
Rookie Watch: Gary Neal had eight points, one rebound and one assist in 19 minutes shooting just 2-of-13 from the floor, James Anderson had two points and one rebound in five minutes of action, Tiago Splitter had two points and one rebounds in four minutes on the floor.
What’s Next? The Spurs will visit the Dallas Mavericks on Friday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
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