Heat vs. Spurs: How Bad Was The Game 3 Blowout?

Question:  So how bad was the Heat’s blowout loss in Game 3?

Answer:  Really effing bad.

It got so bad that

  • Gary Neal and Danny Green scored 51 points collectively, and the entire Miami Heat starting lineup scored 43.

  • The San Antonio Spurs set an NBA Finals record for most three pointers made in a game.  They made 16 three pointers.  Danny Green personally made 9.  The Miami Heat, as a team, only made 8.

  • Here’s a list of the biggest blowouts in NBA Finals history.  Miami’s 36 point loss comes in third-worst of all time, after Utah’s 42 point stinker versus Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls in Game 3 of the 1998 Finals, and the Celtics’ 39 point blowout of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 of the 2008 Finals.
  • LeBron had a plus/minus of -32.  That’s the third worst plus/minus for the last 15 NBA Finals.  Kobe had a plus/minus of -35 in 2008, Lamar Odom had a plus/minus of -34.
  • Additionally, Dwyane Wade had a plus/minus of -29.  So that’s two of the top four worst plus/minus ratings form the last 15 NBA Finals.  Ouch.
  • Stephen Curry made a Vine video that made fun of LeBron.  The video starred Curry’s daughter dunking on a play basketball hoop, and Stephen Curry pointing out that his daughter now had half as many points as LeBron.  (LeBron had four points at halftime.
  • The Heat grabbed 36 total rebounds.  The Spurs grabbed 33 defensive rebounds. 
  • It was so bad that this was Erik Spoelstra’s face during the fourth quarter.

  •  And now, after Game 3, I can’t even sarcastically say this:

 

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