Spurs take lead with stunning win

Spurs take lead with stunning win

The San Antonio Spurs moved two wins away from an NBA title with a stunning 113-77 blowout victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday but may have lost leading scorer Tony Parker to a hamstring injury.

Parker was scheduled to have a scan on Wednesday after tweaking his right hamstring during the victory that gave San Antonio a 2-1 lead over the NBA champion Miami Heat in the best-of-seven finals series.

“I don't know, I have no idea. We'll do an MRI tomorrow and hopefully it's nothing big and it's just a little cramping or it got tight on me,” Parker, who contributed just six points in the win, told reporters.

The 31-year-old guard went to the San Antonio locker room in the third quarter and re-entered the game briefly in the fourth quarter before returning to the bench with the game's outcome all but decided.

The uncertainty about Parker's status for Thursday's Game Four in San Antonio dampened the mood on what was an otherwise raucous night inside the AT&T Center.
Danny Green and Gary Neal delivered career-best performances as the Spurs responded nicely from Sunday's 19-point Game Two loss in Miami.

The pair, each playing in their first NBA Finals, combined for 51 points for the Spurs, who are in the Finals for the first time since winning their fourth title in 2007.

Green had a game-high 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including seven three pointers, while Neal came off the bench to score 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting, including six from beyond the arc.

e ball like that. A couple of games in the season I shot it pretty well. But tonight it was totally different level of feeling -- comfort level on the perimeter,” Green told reporters.

“I just kept running the floor, trying to get open. When I saw daylight, I would just let it fly.”

The Spurs defence limited four-time league most valuable player LeBron James to 15 points on 7-of-21 shooting while his team-mates were also unable to find their rhythm.

“LeBron missed some shots that LeBron makes,” said Miami's Dwyane Wade, who had a team-high 16 points. “We can go back and look at the film, but I'm not worried about him at all. =

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