Well, so much for all the doomsayers predicting a sweep for the Spurs swiftly after their thrilling Game 1 victory (*Cough* Charles Barkley.)
The Miami Heat, on the verge of potentially battling the Spurs away from the comfort of the American Airlines Arena for three straight games down 0-2, played with the kind of intensity that made sure they didn’t. They got the ‘W’ in a game that Dwyane Wade described as “a must-win” for the squad, and did it in scary fashion, walloping the Spurs, 103-84.
The Heat now carry a tank full of swagger heading into enemy territory when the Finals resume on the Spurs' court on June 12, Manila time. But before we look forward to Game 3, here's a rundown of the crucial numbers that told the story of Game 2.
30-5 : The scoring margin in the amazing Miami run that effectively ended the game.
In that decisive span, covering the tail end of the third period and early fourth quarter, we saw the team that steamrolled through the season making their championship opponent look like a high school varsity squad.
Next-game-notes: Given their makeup, the Heat can go supernova at any moment. The Spurs have known this all along, and still, they looked powerless to stop it. One area to improve on would be this: take care of the darn ball.