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#1 by jinshuiqian0713 , Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:46 am

After one of the greatest offensive halves in league history, the San Antonio Spurs will try to put a stranglehold on the NBA Finals when they visit AmericanAirlines Arena for Game 4 against the Miami Heat. You can watch the game live on TSN and TSN GO at 8:30pm et/5:30pm pt. or listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1050 Toronto and TSN Radio 1260 Edmonton. The Spurs shot a Finals record 75.8 percent from the floor in the first half in Tuesdays Game 3. They blitzed the Heat during that first 24 minutes, building a 25-point lead at one point and posting a 111-92 victory. San Antonio registered 41 first-quarter points and led 71-50 after the first half. The Heat stormed back a bit in the third, but the Spurs were too much. They reclaimed homecourt advantage and snapped Miamis 11-game home winning streak in the postseason dating back to Game 1 of last years Finals. "We think we can win on every court. We have the best record on the road, and we love playing on the road. Sometimes I feel like we play better on the road than at home," Spurs guard Tony Parker said after practice on Wednesday. "So I dont think we had doubts that we can win in Miami. Now we realized it was a crazy game and were not going to play like that every night, thats for sure. But hopefully we can keep playing well." Kawhi Leonard was the hero for the Spurs on Tuesday with a career-high 29 points. Leonard, who had scored just 18 points over the first two games of the Finals, shot 10-of-13 from the floor and went 6-of-7 from the free throw line for the Spurs. "I was focused on both ends the first two games. I just got in some foul trouble. Wasnt really able to get into a rhythm, and Heat did a good job by playing aggressive on defense," said Leonard. "I just made shots last minute." In addition to his offensive output, Leonard served as the primary defender against LeBron James, who supplied 22 points, seven assists, five rebounds and five steals, but committed seven of Miamis 20 turnovers in the setback. Danny Green added 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the floor, while Parker and Tim Duncan contributed 15 and 14 points, respectively, in the victory. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made a change to the starting lineup prior to Game 3, inserting Boris Diaw for Tiago Splitter. The decision paid off as Diaw didnt post flashy numbers (nine points, three assists), but he helped facilitate the offense. For the Heat, the loss was bad and ruined a chance at a perfect home record during the postseason, but all is not lost. Miami is 13-0 following a loss in the playoffs dating back to 2012. "Youre always on edge in the postseason, but I dont want to be concerned at this point," James said after practice on Wednesday. "For us we have to make the adjustments. We owned what we had to do today in the film session and well come in with a better mindset tomorrow. But that doesnt mean it results in a win, too. But we have to play with a little bit more focus and a little bit more challenge." Dwyane Wade finished with 22 points, while Rashard Lewis went 4-of-5 from 3- point range en route to 14 points for the Heat. Wade, playing in his 150th career postseason game, surpassed Dirk Nowitzki (3,455) for 17th place on the NBAs all-time postseason scoring list. Chris Bosh had a slow night with only nine points thanks to just 12 touches. Mario Chalmers continued to struggle badly. He finished with just two points and has 10 for the whole series. "You want him to know we still have faith in him, trust in him and we need him," said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Wednesday. "And hes been able to play through tough times and been able to bounce back." Spoelstra indicated no lineup changes were forthcoming. The winner of Game 3 of a tied NBA Finals series has gone on to win the series 83 percent of the time (30-6). However, the Spurs won last years Game 3 with the set tied 1-1 and went on to lose in seven games to the Heat. Game 5 will be Sunday night back in San Antonio. Greg Gaines Youth Jersey . Sweeting scored two in the first and three in the second before Strong (4-4) got two back in the fourth. Sweeting then scored three in the fifth, two in the sixth and one in the seventh to grab a commanding 9-2 lead. Cory Littleton Rams Jersey . JOHNS, N. - The San Antonio Spurs will try to even their series with the Dallas Mavericks Monday night when the two teams collide at American Airlines Arena for Game 4. Deacon Jones Youth Jersey . Adam LaRoche will take that. "I like our position in the standings and I like how our team is playing," LaRoche said after Washington swept a day-night doubleheader from the Cubs on Saturday. Cory Littleton Youth Jersey .7 million, one-year contract.The deal, announced Friday, includes a $50,000 performance bonus if the left-hander appears in 60 games.OAKLAND, Calif. - On one side of the floor, LeBron James sat on Clevelands bench in a suit. On the other, Mark Jackson talked about his former team from the ESPN broadcast table.And in the middle, the Golden State Warriors gave another highlight-worthy performance on their home court.Klay Thompson finished with 24 points after receiving stitches on his forehead, Stephen Curry had 23 points and 10 assists, and the Warriors completed a perfect six-game homestand with a 112-94 win Friday night over the James-less Cavaliers.It went exactly as I had hoped, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of his teams blemish-free home stretch. More importantly, we really kind of found our game again.The NBA-leading Warriors (29-5) have won by an average of 22.1 points the past six games. They also had 32.8 assists and just 12.5 turnovers per game behind Kerrs pace-and-space attack.Golden State has won 14 in a row and 16 of 17 at rowdy Oracle Arena this season.It seems like, for the most part, if we keep it close defensively, eventually were going to have Klay and Steph hit back-to-back 3s and wear you out with the way we move the ball, centre Andrew Bogut said.Draymond Green added 10 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, helping the Warriors pull away in the fourth against a Cavaliers team that showed some fight without James but ended up with the same result: a loss.Cleveland is 1-6 since James has been sidelined with a strained back and left knee. Hes expected to miss at least two more games.J.R. Smith scored 27 points, Kyrie Irving had 23, and Kevin Love added 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who stayed close most of the way until Golden State blitzed them late.Theres no reason to fall into a rut or a hole. I mean, were going to be better, Love said.The Warriors have just been too much for most teams to handle for 48 minutes, especially at home, where they often use one big burst to put the game away.Curry capped the latest run by bouncing off centre Timofey Mozgov in the air, double-clutching his shot and banking it in too give the Warriors a 110-94 lead with 53 seconds to play.dddddddddddd Curry flexed his arms over his shoulders as the Cavaliers called timeout.The victory came in front of the man that had a hand in turning around the franchise.Jackson returned to the arena for the first time since the Warriors fired him as coach after last season. He enjoyed hugs and handshakes with his former players before the game.Jackson, who declined interview requests, also received a standing ovation from fans and applause from some of his former players when he was shown on the giant video screen during a timeout in the first quarter. He seemed unaware of what was happening at first, then stood and applauded the crowd.The former coach had a front-row seat to watch his successor who has continually credited Jackson for laying the foundation for success guide Golden State to another wear-down-the-opponent win that is becoming the norm.The Warriors outscored Cleveland 36 to 3 in fast-break points.James, dressed in a suit on the bench, periodically hopped out of his seat after made baskets and joined his teammates in the huddle during some timeouts. But all he could do in the waning moments was watch as the Cavs continued to slide without him.Cleveland has lost four in a row and eight of 10.JAMES UPDATECavs coach David Blatt said James took some shots during the morning shoot-around but didnt do anything close to practicing. His target return date remains Thursday at the Los Angeles Lakers.ALMOST A WARRIORBlatt said he had an agreement to be a Warriors assistant coach before Cleveland offered him their job last summer. He said Kerr supported his decision to back out and take the Cleveland gig.TIP-INSCavaliers: Forward Shawn Marion also sat out with a strained left hip. He is day to day.Warriors: Golden State is 12-0 against the Eastern Conference this season. ... Backup centre Festus Ezeli missed his seventh straight game with a sprained left ankle.UP NEXTCavaliers: At Sacramento on Sunday.Warriors: At Utah on Tuesday. ' ' '

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