Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Pro Sports

June 8, 2014

James leads Heat past Spurs

NBA Finals tied 1-1

SAN ANTONIO —

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful bounce back from cramps in the opener, and the Miami Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 on Sunday night.

Chris Bosh made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:18 remaining for the Heat, who have won 13 straight following a loss in the postseason. Just like last year, they rebounded from a loss to the Spurs in the opener.

Bosh had 18 points for the Heat, who host Game 3 on Tuesday night.

Tony Parker scored 21 points and Tim Duncan had 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who had won eight straight at home by 15 more points.

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MIAMI (98)

L.James 14-22 4-5 35, Lewis 5-9 1-2 14, Bosh 6-11 5-6 18,  Chalmers 2-4 1-2 5, Wade 5-9 4-4 14, Andersen 1-4 1-2 3,  Allen 4-7 0-0 9, Cole 0-2 0-0 0, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Haslem 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-70 16-21 98.

SAN ANTONIO (96)

Leonard 3-9 1-2 9, Duncan 7-14 4-8 18, Splitter 1-3 0-0 2,  Parker 8-15 3-6 21, Green 3-5 1-1 9, Belinelli 1-5 0-0 3,  Diaw 3-9 0-0 7, Ginobili 7-15 3-3 19, Mills 3-7 0-0 8, Bonner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-82 12-20 96.

Miami...........................19   24   34   21  —  98

San Antonio.................26   17   35   18  —  96

3-Point Goals—Miami 8-19 (L.James 3-3, Lewis 3-7, Bosh 1-2, Allen  1-3, Cole 0-1, Chalmers 0-1, Jones 0-2), San Antonio 12-26 (Green 2-3,  Mills 2-3, Leonard 2-3, Parker 2-4, Ginobili 2-7, Diaw 1-2, Belinelli  1-4). Fouled Out—Leonard. Rebounds—Miami 49 (L.James 10), San Antonio 43  (Duncan 15). Assists—Miami 16 (Chalmers, Wade 4), San Antonio 26 (Parker  7). Total Fouls—Miami 20, San Antonio 20. Technicals—L.James, Miami  defensive three second, Duncan. Flagrant Fouls—Chalmers. A—18,581  (18,797).

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