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2013 NBA Finals
The Miami Heat used a 33-5 run in the second half to break away en route to a 103-84 blowout win over the San Antonio Spurs to tie the NBA Finals at 1-1 in Game 2 at AmericanAirlines Arena.
With the Spurs leading by 62-61 with 3:49 left in the third period, Mario Chalmers completed a three-point play to spark the Heat's 14-3 run for a 75-65 lead going into the final period.
In the fourth, the Heat launched a 9-0 run behind four points from LeBron James to take an 84-65 lead.
After Gary Neal scored on a layup, LeBron scored points, Ray Allen added a triple and Chris Andersen sank two foul shots to make it a 91-67 lead with 7:43 left.
Then, coach Gregg Popovich waved the white flag of surrender by pulling out his starters Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. The home team then pulled their starters with 4:58 left, up 96-71.
Chalmers was the biggest surprise for the Heat, scoring 19 points 6-for-12 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and a steal while James shook off a slow start to finish with 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three blocks.
James also provided the game's biggest highlight when he blocked Tiago Splitter's dunk attempt in the fourth period.
Allen scored 13 points off the bench, Chris Bosh had 12 and Dwayne Wade added 10 as the Heat committed just six turnovers compared to the Spurs' 17, six of which happened during Miami's breakaway.
Andersen and Mike Miller added nine points off the bench as the Heat reserves outscored their Spurs' counterparts, 40-32.
Danny Green led the Spurs with 17 points in 6-for-6 shooting from the field, Parker was limited to 13 points on 5-for-14 shooting with five turnovers while Gary Neal had 10 for the Spurs.
Duncan and Kawhi Leonard scored nine points each on a combined 7-for-25 shooting but grabbed a total of 25 boards. Ginobili, for his part, scored just five points on 2-for-6 shooting.
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Heat Pull Away in Second Half, Rout Spurs in Game 2