Friday, June 7, 2013

Spurs Pull Away In The Fourth To Take Game One

Could the fans have asked for a better game one?  The San Antonio Spurs pulled away late in the fourth to take game one from the Miami Heat, 92-88.  Tony Parker led all scorers with 21 points but more importantly, 0 turnovers in 40 minutes.

Lebron James had a phenomenal game with 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists but it was his lack of aggressiveness to score that may have caused the game one loss.

Miami had the lead after three quarters. Their inability to score in the fourth quarter allowed the Spurs to win the game, despite the Heat shooting higher percentages and controlling the glass.

 The turning point of game one was after the timeout at the 9 minutes mark.  From this point on San Antonio attempted 5 shots with within 6 feet until the next timeout at the 5:58 minutes mark by Erik Spoelstra.  During this stretch the Heat attempted 0 shots within the 6 feet but managed to take 4 shots beyond 10 feet.  Miami basically stopped being aggressive offensively.

via ESPN

During those three minutes, the Spurs, led by Tony Parker’s 4 points, were able to take a 3 point deficit and turn it into a lead.  The Spurs didn’t give up the lead after this point, stretching it to a 6 point lead and eventually winning with a 4 point difference. 


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