NBA Finals Game 3 First Quarter Recap: Spurs 24, Heat 20

By Dave Martin, Epoch Times
June 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Tony Parker has come out active early on for the Spurs, assisting on four shots and hitting another himself. Teammate Tim Duncan has been aggressive in the early going himself. The ‘Big Fundamental’ had just nine points in Game 2, but has six points off of three of six shooting while adding a pair of rebounds.

Kawhi Leonard hits both of his first two jumpers and has five points and three rebounds in the first quarter.

For the Heat, Chris Bosh missed four of his five attempts—with only a layup to his credit—while adding a pair of rebounds. Dwayne Wade, who hasn’t had a great finals thus far, has been the catalyst thus far for Miami with eight points (while hitting four of five shots) and two assists.

LeBron James had a relatively quiet quarter scoring just two points and taking just two shots.

Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat coach, at the beginning of the second quarter: “They’re getting everything in the paint, and they’re getting in an incredible groove right now.” 

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