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Green, Neal lead Spurs to Game 3 victory behind record 16 3-pointers

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It took all but 48 hours for the San Antonio Spurs to emphatically snatch momentum back from the defending Champion Miami Heat with a 113-77 thrashing at the AT&T Center Tuesday night behind a NBA Finals record-setting 16 3-pointers.

Danny Green paced the home team with a game-high 27 points on 7-of-9 shooting from deep while second-unit sharpshooter Gary Neal exploded for 24 points of his own on an equally impressive 6-of-10 shooting from behind the arc.

The Heat looked shell-shocked as the Spurs took a six-point cushion at intermission and turned it into an impressive display of three-point marksmanship and a 30-point rout in the second half.

Miami appeared a step too slow out of the gates, but were able to pull to a 44-all tie with less than a minute to play in the first half.  However, after Tony Parker nailed a tough fade-away three from the right corner and the Heat missed on the other end, San Antonio pushed the ball to find Neal who connected with a huge three at the buzzer to go into the half up six.

Neal’s buzzer-beating three pointer at halftime was just the beginning to the barrage that awaited Miami in the second half of play.

Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting, however the MVP of the league, LeBron James, struggled mightily in one of his worst playoff performances to date scoring just 15 points on 7-of-21 shooting from the floor.

Game 4 is scheduled for Thursday night at 8:30 PM ET on ABC.

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