Tony Parker had 23 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer, Manu Ginobili added 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs edged the Dallas Mavericks in their season opener Tuesday night.
Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 29 points as the San Antonio Spurs made a finals-record 75.8 percent of their shots in the first half in a 111-92 victory over the Miami Heat.
Wade became the latest recipient of a postseason flopping fine Monday when the NBA ordered him to give up $5,000 after a review showed he over-exaggerated a foul during Game 2
Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed. He went to the bench, and they chanted his name. The sights and sounds of so many San Antonio spring nights were back Sunday — and the real party might be just a few days away.
The Miami Heat came back to the AT&T Center looking to take a 3-2 lead with the series set to return to South Florida. Instead, the Spurs’ hot shooters stayed hot and San Antonio’s 114-104 victory sends the series back to South Florida.
With their 114-104 victory over the Heat on Sunday night, the Spurs are now only one more win away from being crowned as NBA champions. The next game is Tuesday night.
Miami Heat owner Micky Arison had a message as he walked to the winning locker room.