Spurs vs Heat Game 3 result | 2013 NBA Finals June 11 highlights video replay

The San Antonio Spurs possess homecourt advantage over the Miami Heat as they meet for Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on Tuesday, June 11.

San Antonio had a good start as their big three—Manu Ginóbili, Tony Parker and Tim Duncan—took charge early in the opening period.

The Spurs had a 7-point lead 6 to go in the 1st quarter, but the Heat recovered with back-to-back shots from Mike Miller and LeBron James that has cut the lead to two.

Both teams fired shots beyond the arc. It was a close but high-scoring game in the first quarter.

1st Quarter Scores: San Antonio Spurs 24 - 20 Miami Heat

First three points in the second quarter came from Gary Neal coming off the Spurs’ bench. Chris Bosh made his first perimeter shot in the game and Norris Cole added another shot from an assist dished by Ray Allen, cutting the lead to 1. Sharpshooter Danny Green sank one from the 3-point area, once more widening the lead.

Ray Allen grabbed an offensive rebound for a put back. Mario Chalmers picked up his third foul from a back-to-back personal and offensive fouls, under six minutes to go in the first half. Miami was forced to play without a point guard.

On San Antonio’s side, Neal made another three and Kawhi Leonard dunked it home for a two, giving their team its first double-digit lead of the game, which forced Miami to call a timeout. After the break, Miller continued with his hot hands successfully cutting the lead.

The Spurs had back-to-back turnovers under two minutes in the first half. Bosh was able to draw a foul after a failed shot coming off a pass from Dwyane Wade.

Miller scored another 3-pointer. Miami made 12 points against San Antonio’s one to cut the lead to only half a shot, but Parker and Neil, who both stood out in the first two quarters, didn’t allow the opponent to spoil their momentum.

Parker shot a jumper while Neal scored a buzzer-beating three to put San Antonio up by six in the first half.

2nd Quarter Scores: San Antonio Spurs 50 - 44 Miami Heat

Third quarter started with a couple turnovers on both sides. Bosh made his second perimeter shot. Green added three for San Antonio from downtown while Duncan played well on defense. The home crowd got electrified as the Spurs also performed well offensively.

In spite of Chalmers’ struggle to handle the ball efficiently and the rest of the team failing to step-up their shooting, Miller knocked his fifth three-pointer in to try to keep Miami in the game.

However, the Spurs was in control of the entire third quarter and even widened the lead to seventeen with four minutes remaining. James patiently took jumpers and lay-ups, but successfully cut the lead slowly.

3rd Quarter Scores: San Antonio Spurs 78 - 63 Miami Heat

Neal has put up a show and opened the final period with a couple shots from downtown and a jumper that forced Miami to call an early timeout. He had 24 points within 21 minutes of play. What a night for Neal coming off the bench. He was unstoppable!

San Antonio’s supporting cast did an excellent job in the second half. Green and Neal fired threes alternately, literally destroying Heat’s defense. Cameras panning on Miami’s bench showed a very disappointed-looking coach in Erik Spoelstra.

The Spurs are taking Game 3. With a lead of over 30 points, it’s clearly a blowout victory for San Antonio. Let’s just wait for the final score.

Final Score: San Antonio 113 - 77 Miami; Spurs win Game 3, lead series 2-1.

Game 4 happens Thursday night (Friday morning in the Philippines) still at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.