In a Finals rematch that didn’t live up to the expectations, the Heat defeated the Spurs, 113-101. The win improves the Heat’s record to 32-12 on the season.
For the Heat, Chris Bosh led the team with 24 points. LeBron James scored 18 points, to go along with seven rebounds and six assists. Mario Chalmers pitched in 16 points and seven assists.
For the Spurs, Tim Duncan scored 23 points. Boris Diaw contributed 15 points. Marco Bellinelli added 12 points.
The Heat showed some great offensive efficiency against the Spurs, shooting 58% from the field, 42% from 3-point line, and 95% from the free throw line, which allowed them to pull away from the Spurs in the second half. There was a lot of fluidity in the offense and Bosh was extremely impressive and heavily involved.
Dwyane Wade returned from his four-game hiatus, to score eight points in 24 minutes. Greg Oden also played double digit minutes (13), scoring three points and grabbing two rebounds.
The Heat’s next game is scheduled for Wednesday night when the Oklahoma City Thunder (35-10) come to the American Airlines Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 pm.