NBA Finals: Third Quarter Recap

By Dave Martin, Epoch Times
June 6, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Third Quarter Summary

Ray Allen’s three with 38 seconds left put the Heat up 72 – 67 after San Antonio had threatened to take the lead late in the quarter. Kawhi Leonard missed back-to-back threes late in the period that would have given San Antonio their first lead since the first quarter.

LeBron James is one assist away from a triple-double and set up both Mario Chalmers and Ray Allen’s late threes. Dwayne Wade has 17 to lead the Heat while Duncan has 16 points and 11 rebounds—both San Antonio highs.

A telling stat of how much better the Heat play at home is the team’s 34-29 rebounding advantage after three quarters—especially with Bosh only having four.