Spurs shoot NBA Finals-record 75.8 percent, hang 71-point first half on Heat to open Game 3
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jun 10, 2014
That 75.8 percent mark is a new NBA record for field-goal percentage in a half, topping the 75 percent that the Orlando Magic shot in Game 3 of the 2009 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. After going an ice-cold 6-for-17 from the floor in the fourth quarter of their Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat, the Spurs opened up Game 3 absolutely unconscious. San Antonio made its first five shots, took a double-digit lead before the halfway mark of the first quarter, got to 30 with 2:24 remaining and finished with 41 points in the opening 12 minutes, completely overwhelming Erik Spoelstra's squad to take a commanding early lead in a pivotal Game 3.