UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
Point Forward

Video: Spurs set Finals record with 16 three-pointers in Game 3 against Heat

SAN ANTONIO -- It didn't take long for the 2012-13 Spurs to raise what already seemed like an incredibly high bar.

The Spurs connected on 14 three-pointers to take Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Grizzlies. That mark set a franchise playoff record that stood for less than a month, thanks to an insane barrage in a 113-77 win over the Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday.

San Antonio made a Finals-record 16 three-pointers on 32 attempts to take a 2-1 series lead over Miami. Spurs guard Danny Green, who finished with a game-high 27 points, hit seven three-pointers after going 5-for-5 from deep in Game 2. Gary Neal added six more threes to score 24 points off the bench.

"Luckily, I've been open," Green said. "I hit some shots. Some dropped for me. My teammates did a good job of finding me and encouraging me to shoot every time I was open. [Coach Gregg Popovich] does a great job telling us to let it fly."

The Spurs registered 29 assists, regularly making the extra pass to upgrade a good look into a great look.

"The ball movement was great today," Neal said. "Coming into Game 3, we knew we had to move the ball. We were able to move it and get open shots and be able to get our feet set."

San Antonio's 36-point victory was the largest margin of defeat in the Heat's postseason franchise history. The Spurs pulled away early in the fourth quarter and cruised to the final buzzer, two days after getting blown out in Miami in Game 2.

"[Green and Neal were] huge for us," Tim Duncan said. "Those guys shot incredibly. Gave us the breathing room when we needed it. ... Danny has been solid all season long. He's one of our best shooters. Gary has been up and down. Those guys stepping up on this stage in this game is huge for us."

Game 4 is Thursday in San Antonio.

More Point Forward

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again