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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

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Spurs decimate Heat, take 2-1 lead
Navneet Singh, Hindustan Times
San Antonio, June 13, 2013
First Published: 01:06 IST(13/6/2013)
Last Updated: 02:11 IST(13/6/2013)

While interacting with the media, San Antonio Spurs' coach, Gregg Popovich, prefers to be brief and precise.

And he was witty too during the interaction before Game 3 of the NBA playoff finals against Miami Heat. And his team did the right things to destroy the visitors 113-77, and take a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series.

Among Popovich's stalwarts, Gary Neal did his job with near perfection, taking the match away from the clutches of the defending champions.

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On Monday night, Heat stars like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade faltered under the basket, and Neal neatly decimated the opposition with his flawless court craft, scoring 27 points to design a comprehensive victory for his team on home ground.

The vociferous home crowd also made a difference in the Spurs' win with their chants of 'Go Spurs Go'. And the home team did not let them down.

The writer’s trip is sponsored by sony six


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