Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights

Peter Emerick@@peteremerickSenior Writer IIMarch 31, 2013

Mar. 3, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) reacts on the court against the New York Knicks during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Miami won 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Talk about a statement win for the Miami Heat.

With a three-ball from Chris Bosh with 1.1 remaining on the clock, the Heat took an 88-86 lead and never looked back.

Not only did Bosh prove that he has ice running through his veins, he also was the Heat's foundation with 23 points, nine rebounds and three assists.

More impressive than the Heat's offensive performance was their defensive tenacity on and off the ball.

The Heat made their presence felt on defense first, which led to easy buckets and open three pointers, which they were able to knock down—ending the night shooting 12-of-28 from beyond the arc.

San Antonio had an awful shooting night, shooting just 7-of-24 from beyond the arc. They also turned the ball over 12 times, which isn't awful, but it is more than the Heat turned the ball over.

Getting beat by a team without their superstars is certainly humiliating, but it's even worse when you're 32-4 at home. 

It was a big win for the Heat, and an even bigger loss for the Spurs. Miami now owns the season series over San Antonio and they are three games up on the Spurs when it comes to having the best record int he NBA.