Spurs take 3-1 lead in NBA Finals with convincing win over Heat

San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard keeps the ball away from Miami Heat's Chris Bosh during the second...

San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard keeps the ball away from Miami Heat's Chris Bosh during the second quarter in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on June 12. (Reuters)

Ryan Wolstat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:04 AM ET

MIAMI - San Antonio is a win away from exacting the sweetest revenge possible on the Miami Heat after another stunning thumping.

The Spurs took a commanding 3-1 NBA Finals series lead over the two-time defending champions by putting on another offensive clinic Thursday and Miami stumbled at the other end in a 107-86 loss.

Miami’s streak of 13 straight wins following a post-season defeat came to an end thanks to a barrage from Tony Parker (19 points) and more all-around brilliance from forwards Kawhi Leonard (20 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks and three steals) and Boris Diaw (eight points, nine rebounds and nine assists). Old reliable Tim Duncan became the career post-season double-doubles leader with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

But it was the Heat that looked old and tired for much of the early going, unable to slow down San Antonio’s marvellous offensive attack. The Spurs constantly found the open man and Parker filled it up instead of racking up assists.


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