Miami 120, San Antonio 98

Date - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #41 Ken Mauer, #71 Rodney Mott, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 19600

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 35 28 12 23 98
Miami 26 23 39 32 120

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1
Miami 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1


LeBron James collected 33 points, 10 assists and five rebounds as the Miami Heat exploded in the second half and snapped a three-game losing streak with a 120-98 victory over the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.

Chris Bosh added 30 points and eight rebounds for the Heat, who were playing without Dwyane Wade (sprained ankle).

Miami had dropped three in a row in part because the defensive effort in those contests was not up to the standards the team had set last season. It looked like that would be the story again Tuesday when the Spurs cruised into the half with a 63-49 lead after being allowed to shoot 57 percent.

Something must have clicked in the locker room because the Heat were a different team after the break.

Miami began the period with a 29-5 run as James buried three 3-pointers and totaled 15 points in the burst. The Heat would go on to outscore San Antonio 39-12 in the third quarter and roll into the final 12 minutes with an 88-75 edge.

Not content to let off the gas, Miami let Mike Miller loose from long range in the fourth quarter, getting five 3-pointers from the veteran sharpshooter to turn it into a blowout.

The Heat shot 68 percent in the second half.

Daniel Green scored 20 points and Tony Parker added 18 for the Spurs, who fell to 0-5 on the road.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Miami
Danny Green 20 Scoring LeBron James 33
Richard Jefferson 5 Assists LeBron James 10
Tim Duncan 7 Rebounds Chris Bosh 8
Tony Parker 4 Free Throws Made LeBron James 5
Tony Parker 3 Steals Chris Bosh 4
Malcolm Thomas 1 Blocks Joel Anthony 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 98 47.5 10-25 12-17 21 36 1 7 17
Miami 120 58.2 16-26 12-19 24 33 1 7 12

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Heat have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Spurs have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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