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Finals game 3, Spurs take the win at Miami

Finals game 3, Spurs take the win at Miami

Posted by Liliana Castaño on June 11, 2014

Maybe in a video game. Possibly in the pregame layup line.

But shoot this way in the NBA Finals, against the two-time defending champions?

"It's not something you can plan for," San Antonio reserve Manu Ginobili said. "There was no magic plays. We just moved the ball, and every shot went in."

Not quite every shot. But just about.

Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 29 points, and the Spurs made a Finals-record 75.8 percent of their shots in the first half in a 111-92 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night that gave them a 2-1 lead.

The Spurs made 19 of their first 21 shots and finished 25-for-33 in the first half, bettering the 75 percent shooting by Orlando against the Lakers in the 2009 Finals.

"It's a hit-or-miss league," Miami's Dwyane Wade said.

The Spurs didn't do much missing.

"I don't think we'll ever shoot 76 percent in a half ever again," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.

The Spurs led by as much as 25 and were only briefly challenged in their second lopsided victory in the series.

LeBron James and Wade each had 22 points for the Heat, who host Game 4 on Thursday.

Returning to the arena where they were oh-so-close to winning a fifth championship last year, the Spurs came out playing like they were trying to build a lead that was impossible to blow.

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