NBA: Spurs stun Heat, on verge of 5th title
Published on Jun 13, 2014 4:33 PM
MIAMI (AFP) - The San Antonio Spurs blitzed Miami for their second straight crushing win of the National Basketball Association Finals on Thursday, their 107-86 triumph putting the Spurs on the brink of a fifth title.
Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points for the top-seeded Spurs, who made the two-time defending champions Heat look helpless at home for the second consecutive game and now have a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven championship series and a chance to claim the title on Sunday in San Antonio.
"We thought we could win here. We hoped to win two, obviously, but we were happy to win one," said Spurs forward Tim Duncan. "Then came the second game and we didn't want to rest.
"We came in here tonight and had great focus, put a great game together and came out with two."
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