LeBron James had one of his worst shooting performances of the year, yet still nearly picked up a triple-double. His struggles were largely due to great defense by Kawhi Leonard.
Tim Duncan had a great performance, as did many other members of the San Antonio Spurs. LeBron James struggled, so it was a safe bet that the team would not be able to pick up the slack. LeBron James is the team leader in points, rebounds and assists.
This was expected to be a good matchup, considering it was a rematch of last year’s finals. The game was a fun one to follow, still. Here is a collection of the best Tweets throughout the game.
TNT was setting the tone in the pregame.
NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 7, 2014
Fans were tuned in.
MIA v SAS @NBAonTNT 🏀🔥— Robert Munoz (@Rob_Munoz03) March 7, 2014
LeBron got rid of the mask early.
LeBron went through some scrimmage work at shootaround this morning w/o mask. Not totally surprised he ditched it here.— Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_ESPN) March 7, 2014
Memories stirring of Miami's previous game.
It's beginning to look a lot like the beginning in Houston.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) March 7, 2014
Tim Duncan began heating up.
Tim Duncan doing things like that remains stunning, even more so now.— RealGM (@RealGM) March 7, 2014
Heat down early.
Spurs seem to be riding high.
Spurs playmaking phenomenal so far. Keep in mind, they're coming off win in CLE where they had 39 assists on 43 FGs.— Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_ESPN) March 7, 2014
While San Antonio is showing out, people question if Miami even showed up.
The #Heat have decided not to much D tonight. The lanes are wide open. Rare to see against Miami's D.— James (@JamesWalkerNFL) March 7, 2014
Big question looming for Miami.
Are we in agreement that Chris Bosh is the most likely of the Heat’s trio to leave?— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) March 7, 2014
This picture was too good to pass up.
Does Craig Sager have a new identity? pic.twitter.com/TJdgMqoEcU— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 7, 2014
Boris Diaw was hot tonight, scoring big when it mattered most.
Diaw's 3 closes first half scoring for Spurs. San Antonio leads 62-51. Inefficient half for LeBron, who ditched the mask.— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) March 7, 2014
to the Cleveland game, Boris Diaw has made 12 consecutive field goals.— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) March 7, 2014
One silver lining for Miami tonight.
Can’t remember the last time I saw Michael Beasley play this hard defensively. Has it ever happened?— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) March 7, 2014
Local NFL stars Brian Orakpo and Jamaal Charles were enjoying the game.
It is about time people take notice. One of the best players on the court tonight.
Kind of starting to think Kawhi Leonard makes a wee bit of difference for the Spurs in these type .— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) March 7, 2014
Not quite Jim Carey.
Currently shooting 5 of 17 from field, LeBron working on worst game of season. With or without mask, he's been in a funk.— Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_ESPN) March 7, 2014
Duncan with the double-double.
21 points, 11 rebounds for Tim Duncan. #Spurs by 14— Paul Garcia PS (@PaulGarciaPS) March 7, 2014
Kawhi Leonard proving something that he has already proven. Vastly underrated.
LeBron James has 5 turnovers and 4 have come against Kawhi Leonard as his primary defender.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 7, 2014
Talking about LeBron here... Yikes. Giving the MVP race right back to KD.
Make that 1-for-19. 1-for-11 today. 0-for-8 on Tuesday.— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) March 7, 2014
I hate when I agree with Skip.
Kawhi Leonard made LeBron James say, "No mas."— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) March 7, 2014
Did the game mean a lot, or is it "just one game?"
Stay weird, Heat-Spurs regular season games.— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) March 7, 2014
Big game for the veteran big man.
Summary of the night.
Miami loses to Spurs, 113-87. San Antonio again nationally ignored, again legit. LeBron has made one shot outside paint in 2 games.— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) March 7, 2014
The San Antonio Spurs are now only half of a game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for first place in the Western Conference. It was a great display by the Spurs to defeat the Heat the way they did. Unfortunately, Skip Bayless went a bit overboard… I know, shocking. Skip used the conclusion of this game to tweet out what appears to be his NBA Finals prediction…..
Spurs in 6.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) March 7, 2014