Most 1-Sided NBA Finals Beatdowns in History After Game 3

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Most 1-Sided NBA Finals Beatdowns in History After Game 3
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The San Antonio Spurs aren't as old as they're made out to be. And they're so much more than a three-man wrecking crew, even if all three of those stars are Hall of Fame bound.

With control of the series on the line in Tuesday night's Game 3, the Spurs' brightest three stars were largely missing in action. Tim Duncan led the Big Three with 12 points, while Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined for just 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the field.

Yet, thanks to a three-point shooting barrage that reached historic levels, the Spurs dealt the Miami Heat their most lopsided postseason loss, 113-77, in franchise history:

The awful taste left in Miami's mouth was worse than anything it had experienced since LeBron James and Chris Bosh arrived in South Beach in the summer of 2010. Regular season or playoff time, this was the most lopsided margin of defeat the Heat had suffered in the Big Three era, via ESPN.com's Alok Pattani.

San Antonio's 36-point rout wasn't the worst beating ever handed down in the NBA Finals, but it was dominant enough to grab a spot on this list. Read on to see where it ranks among the league's largest margins of victory in championship series history.

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