This game will go down as 1 of my favorite matches of the 2012-2013 season. While the Spurs big 3 only shot 50% collectively, Gary Neal and Danny Green stepped up in a major way. On the defensive end, Kawhi Leonard took LBJ completely out of his rhythm. With Wade playing hurt, the Heat’s game plan appeared to be to have LBJ post up and possibly getting the Spurs big men in foul trouble early. That didn’t seem to work because the Spurs shooters were so efficient. They did incredibly well in finding the open man by making extra passes. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade combined for 11/25 but their trap defense wasn’t as effective as it was in game 2. LBJ also put yet another quiet triple-double that didn’t really matter.
The story of game 3 is permanently in the annals of NBA history as a 3 point clinic. Remember when people said the Spurs are old and boring to watch? Oh. Check out all of those 3s