The Spurs erased any doubts about how rusty they would be with a 9-0 lead early in the first quarter. Danny Green hit a pair of 3’s in the opening quarter while Tony Parker was able to have his way and scored six points.
But the biggest story thus far is Tim Duncan picking up his second foul. With Duncan on the bench Chris Bosh–who clearly is loving playing against anyone other than Roy Hibbert for a change–has a hit a pair of jumpers.
After Miami erased the early seven-point deficit though and pushed the lead all the way to 24 – 19, San Antonio’s Gary Neal and Manu Ginobili scored down the stretch to cut it to 24 – 23.