Recap At The Half: Spurs Trail Heat By Three

By John Diaz

Jun 6, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers (15) shoots against San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter (22) during the first quarter of game one of the 2013 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Miller with his best Tony Parker impersonation.

We’re at halftime of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, with the Heat leading the Spurs, 52-49.

It’s been an exciting 24 minutes of basketball so far. (Yes, the Spurs in the Finals and exciting. What a shock.) San Antonio started the game with a 9-2 run, but Miami’s fought back and played great basketball. Dwyane Wade leads the Heat with 13 points, while King James is on triple-double alert with 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the first half.

For San Antonio, Tim Duncan started off rusty with 0-5 shooting, but is only a rebound a way from another double-double. Duncan’s line, despite early foul trouble, is 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Parker and Green also have nine points.

The key for the second half is obviously defense. The Heat are shooting 50%, while the Spurs are shooting 43%. Both teams are shooting 40% from beyond the arch and both only have two turnovers.

Two more quarters. Let’s see if the Spurs can pull it out.

Go Spurs Go.