Heat turn 33-5 run into Game 2 win
Mario Chalmers scored 19 points and LeBron James had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Miami Heat routed the San Antonio Spurs, 103-84, to even the NBA Finals at one game apiece.
The Heat blew the game open with a 33-5 run over an eight-minute span that turned a 62-61 third-quarter deficit into a commanding 27-point lead. Ray Allen added 13 points and Chris Bosh contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Danny Green scored 17 points and hit all five of his 3-point attempts during a 6-for-6 shooting performance while Tony Parker added 13 points for the Spurs. Game 3 is Tuesday in San Antonio.
Miami led by eight early in the second half but San Antonio used a 16-7 third-quarter spurt to take the one-point edge. A three-point play by Chalmers started the surge, and he converted another one in the final seconds of the quarter to allow the Heat to take a 75-65 lead into the fourth.The onslaught continued in the final stanza as Miami scored 19 of the first 21 points. James hit a 3-pointer to make it 94-67 with 7:13 left and the Spurs emptied the bench to concede the victory.GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami was 10-of-19 from 3-point range with Allen and Mike Miller each draining three. The Spurs were 10-for-20 ... San Antonio committed 17 turnovers after tying the NBA Finals record with just four in Game 1. ... James hit all four of his fourth-quarter shots just after being 3-for-13 entering the final stanza.