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Watch San Antonio’s historic hot shooting, 41-point first quarter

Jun 11, 2014, 1:14 AM EDT

You are never going to see a better shooting first half. Not in the NBA Finals anyway.

San Antonio’s first quarter was historic — the Spurs scored 41 points on 86.7 percent shooting. They started out 13-of-15 shooting from the floor (and they were 7-of-10 from three in the first half). In that first quarter the Spurs hit 9-of-10 inside 8 feet, 4-of-4 from three, and missed their only shot from the midrange, but they weren’t getting forced to the midrange like Game 2.

Kawhi Leonard was 5-of-5 in the quarter and was not hesitating as he did due to foul trouble in the first two games.

It was just beautiful to watch, and you can see it again here.

  1. 00maltliquor - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Heat forgot they had a game to play today.

  2. antistratfordian - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    Noticing a trend? The Spurs can only win a game by breaking scoring records (as Manu said, they have to play perfectly to beat the Heat – looks like he was right). So what is going to happen when the Spurs do like Green in 2013 and can’t sustain the shooting?

    • nflcrimerankingscom - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:32 AM

      Noticing a trend? The Heat can only win a game by overly depending on a superhuman performance from Lebron since the rest of their team is a steaming pile of hot garbage. So what is going to happen when the Heat keep quitting / cramping / crapping like they did in Game 1 and Game 3 and can’t sustain their reliance on Lebron like a virgin 2007 Cavs team did?

      • antistratfordian - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:19 AM

        The Heat have always been overly dependent on superhuman performances from LeBron. That’s why they’re in the Finals for 4 straight years.

        LeBron is more reliable than the Spurs ability to keep breaking shooting records.

      • rubendealba - Jun 11, 2014 at 10:21 AM

        “The Heat have always been overly dependent on superhuman performances from LeBron. That’s why they’re in the Finals for 4 straight years.”

        No, the Heat are in the FInals for 4 straight years because the EAST is garbage and there is no one else in that conference anywhere near good enough to give Miami any type of competition.

    • yomarianob - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:37 AM

      I’m not even reading your posts anymore, but I know you’re wrong anti, whatever you said..

      • antistratfordian - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:21 AM

        When’s the last time I’ve been wrong about a Heat series? It’s been years.

      • kavika6 - Jun 11, 2014 at 5:19 AM

        When is this cry baby clown going to get banned?

      • loungefly74 - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:56 PM

        was anti a big supporter of Lebron when he was in cleveland?

    • thundercocck - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:17 AM

      The Spurs allowed 92 pts. 12 of the Heat’s 20 turnovers were steals.

    • newyorkball82 - Jun 11, 2014 at 8:01 AM

      It seems like Miami is going to have to play a perfect game to beat the Spurs in this series….

      • antistratfordian - Jun 11, 2014 at 5:57 PM

        They beat them without playing a perfect game. They certainly don’t have to break records to beat them in a game.

  3. seagram757 - Jun 11, 2014 at 5:29 AM

    Must be a spokesperson for the Heat. Finding ways to justify a loss.

  4. cruzan80 - Jun 11, 2014 at 5:36 AM

    @ anti

    When was the last time you were wrong???

    “Well here’s the deal. The chances of the Spurs winning the first home game in Miami are 0%. So, just as with Pacers in the ECF, Game 2 boils down to a must win situation for San Antonio.

    Some will scoff at that notion, but – again – Miami isn’t losing Game 3. So if San Antonio loses Game 2, the series is going to be 2-1 Miami, with a 3-1 deficit staring the Spurs right in the face. And when you’re at 3-1 the only question remaining is will the Heat win in 5 or 6.”

    – antistratfordian

  5. kclanton80 - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:15 AM

    Great game by the spurs. The heat closed in many times but could never get over that final hump. They need to find a way to get out to better starts. I was in disbelief with how well the spurs shot the ball in that first quarter.

  6. finsfan71 - Jun 11, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    No team can overcome that kind of torrid shooting pace. I give the Heat credit for scratching to get it under double digits before the Spurs administered the death blow. The only thing I’m certain of is that Spurs will not be able to duplicate that kind of shooting night, still might not be good enough for the Heat to win. Bosh has gone on record as saying fear has a motivating effect on this team so my question is, are y’all scared yet?

  7. justorion - Jun 11, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Thanks Cruz for shutting him up

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