Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs was a bizarre contest in a lot of ways. San Antonio, back on their home floor, showed their opponents no mercy and thrashed the Heat in ruthless fashion.
Danny Green and Gary Neal stepped up big time for San Antonio, as the two role players together outscored the Big 3 of Miami.
The Heat were sloppy and now find themselves 2-1 down, with two more games yet to be played in San Antonio. Merely getting out of San Antonio would not be the ideal situation, as the Heat would rather be 3-2 up heading back to South Beach.
As Dwyane Wade said in the post-game press conference, every game from here on out is a must-win for the reigning NBA champions.
You do not hand out a 36-point punishment on the Heat just like that — you have to be doing something right. So, what were the deciding factors of game 3? Continue reading to find out.