The Miami Heat looks to bounce back after his unexpected loss in Houston, when they visit the San Antonio Spurs, this Thursday at 8 PM ET at AT&T Center, in a rematch of last season’s NBA finals.
Miami lost 106-103 at the Toyota Center on Tuesday; it was the following night after Lebron James scored 61 points over the Bobcats, recording 22 points against the Rockets.
“I fought through it in the first half. Second half it just wasn’t there for me,” James who acknowledged he was tired said. “Got out of rhythm.”
The Spurs beat the Cavaliers in their last outing, and they have won four in a row and seven of their last eight games. They are getting healthier as they will have back Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter, who didn’t play against the Heat in the 113-101 loss on January 26.
Green scored 24 points, and Leonard added 18 in the victory over Cleveland; the entire San Antonio team recorded 12 of their last 18 three point shots in the game.
“That doesn’t happen very often,” coach Gregg Popovich said. “We’ve been doing that really well all year long, but that’s a ridiculous ratio right there.”
“That’s a lot of fun,” said Manu Ginobili, who had 11 points. “That means everybody got involved, and everybody enjoyed the game. It’s great to be a part of that.”
San Antonio is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Miami. The NBA odds have the Spurs as 2 point favorites.