San Antonio Spurs 104, Miami Heat 87
Recap | Box Score
LeBron James: A
10-21 FG (3-9 3FG), 8-9 FT, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks, 1 turnover, 31 points
LeBron James said “follow my lead” before the game, but he was going too fast for the rest of his crew. He barely rested until the Heat conceded the game and the season with just a few minutes left. Again, it was LeBron initiating the offense, shouldering the scoring load and guarding 1-5 on defense. He needed help and didn’t get it.
Dwyane Wade: C
4-12 FG (1-2 3FG), 2-4 FT, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 turnovers, 11 points
Wade’s maintenance program had him going strong until these NBA Finals. There is no doubt that it helped the Heat get this far, but he just isn’t a No. 2 scorer at this point in his career, this late in the season.
Chris Bosh: C
6-14 FG (0-5 3FG), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 13 points
Bosh was aggressive on a few drives to the basket and played good defense, per usual. But Bosh had a hard time getting the ball to fall tonight, going 0-for from three-point range. His game-winning predication before the game did not come to fruition, and the Heat’s season came to an end.
Miami Heat: C-
Miami came out to a 22-6 lead but relinquished it on their way to getting dominated for the third straight game in these NBA Finals. It’s clear that the San Antonio Spurs were just a better team, and that these Miami Heat just didn’t have enough in the tank after four-straight Finals appearances. This team faces a lot of questions in the offseason; most of all, figuring how to build a new supporting cast around LeBron.