The 2014 NBA Finals began with a bang Thursday night with the No. 1 overall seed San Antonio Spurs taking down the Eastern Conference’s second-seeded Miami Heat 110-95 at the AT&T Center.
Miami did beat the Indiana Pacers previously for the third year in a row to advance to the Finals, but another familiar foe San Antonio has a far different look than that of Indiana. The Spurs didn’t sputter the past three months and without any locker-room turmoil the team, who led the NBA with 25.2 assists per game during the regular season, was at it again in Game 1 racking up 30 dimes on 40 made field goals.
The Heat were witnesses to San Antonio turning down a good shot for a great shot Thursday numerous times. So much in fact the Spurs, who had eight turnovers during the third quarter alone, played as good as a fourth period as you can play.