The defending champions Miami Heat found the answer to stop the San Antonio Spurs and avenge themselves after a heartbreaker,with a 103-84 victory to tie the series 1-1 in the 2012-2013 NBA Finals. The Heat blew the game wide open with a 33-5 run to even the series against their nemesis from the West.
LeBron didn’t have to the carry his team all alone this time, as starting point guard Mario Chalmers gave enough support that King James badly needed in Game 1. Chalmers finished the game with 19 points while the 4-time NBA MVP had an expected all-around performance with 17 points, 8 boards, 7 assists, and 3 blocks, including a poster-block against Spurs center Tiago Splitter. Although James’s Game 2 output was a far cry from his first game stats, the Heat finally saw the lack of backup support cost them to lose the first game.
A Different Parker
The Heat also managed to put the clamps on their killer in Game 1, Tony Parker, who was limited to only 13 points on 36% field goal shooting. The Spurs also turned the ball over 17 times that led to 19 Miami turnover points.