By Andy Simancas
The Heat didn’t get a big game from the big three, but with ferocious defense and a 33-5 scoring run, they tie up the best of seven games series at one game a piece.
Mario Chalmers who is not the most popular Miami Heat player lead the team in scoring with 19 points on 6-12 shooting and kept Tony Parker in check who had 13 points on 5-14 shooting.
Lebron James didn’t have a big game he only had 17 points on 7-17 shooting, but his biggest highlight was in the fourth quarter when Splitter got in the paint and was ready to bring the house down at America Airlines Arena. King James soared in the air and blocked the ball that left Splitter dazed and confused.
Dwyane Wade had a great first half with 10 points on 5-13 shooting, but was held scoreless in the second half. The great news is that Wade has been very active on both sides of the court diving for loose balls and attacking the paint.
Chris Bosh added 12 points on 6-12 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds. The Heat shot 49% from the field and committed 4 turnovers.
The Spurs were not good taking care of the ball. In game one they had 4 turnovers, but in game two 17 turnovers.
Also, Tim Duncan didn’t have a game like he usually has, only nine points on 3-13 shooting, and Manu Ginobill 5 points on 2-6 shooting. The only player for the Spurs who had a great game was Danny Green with 17 points on 6-6 shooting and that wasn’t enough for the Spurs to overcome Miami’s defensive pressure. The Spurs shot 41% from the field and were outscored in the post 46- 38. The next three games will be at the AT&T center starting tomorrow night where tip-off is set at 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.