The scene will move to San Antonio when the Spurs will host the Miami Heat in game three of their best of seven NBA Finals playoff series in a pro basketball game on Tuesday night.
Start time from San Antonio is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ABC.
The betting odds from this NBA Finals game three have the home team San Antonio Spurs favored by -2 points with an over under line of 187 ½ points.
Early money from the bettors has landed on the Spurs and under the total as the line opened the Spurs favored by -2 ½ points with a total of 188 points shortly after game two ended.
Miami evens the NBA Finals at 1-1 following a game two 103-84 home victory against the San Antonio Spurs as a -6 ½ point betting odds favorite. The over under line landed under 189 ½ points.
The Heat blew open a close game in the third quarter once they fell behind 62-61. Then all in a sudden in the next eight minutes Miami goes on a major run and outscores the Spurs by 28 points and the score becomes the Heat up 94-67 in the fourth quarter and they win by 19 points in the end. Miami shot 49.4% from the floor and converted on 10 of 19 from three point range. They got to the free throw line 14 times and made 11 shots. Miami had eight less rebounds and were greatly aided to the victory by forcing 17 Spurs turnovers and committing only six on their own.
Mario Chalmers led Miami with 19 points and four rebounds on 6 of 12 shooting. LeBron James contributed with 17 points and eight rebounds on 7 of 17 shooting. For the second straight game of this NBA Finals series both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade could not make half of their shots. The Big 3 scored 40 of the Heat’s 103 points. We will see if the supporting cast can tally over 60% of Miami’s points now as the series goes on the road for the next three games at San Antonio. Miami has averaged 95 points in their seven road games during the playoffs. They are 3-0 in game three’s which were all on the road with each win coming by double digits.
The Spurs shot just 41% in defeat and connected on 10 of 20 from the field. San Antonio got to the free throw line 14 times and canned 10 shots.
Danny Green led the Spurs with 17 points on a perfect 6 of 6 night from the field. Tony Parker had just 13 points and five assists as he made 5 of his 14 shots. It was an off night for Tim Duncan who scored nine points and pulled down eleven boards on 3 of 13 from the field. San Antonio’s big three of Duncan, Ginobili and Parker combined for 10 of 33 shooting. San Antonio is 6-1 at home in the playoffs. They have averaged 102.8 points per game in their home playoff games. Worth noting they put up 99 points at home per playoff game against an outstanding defensive club in the Memphis Grizzlies.