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The Spurs stomped the Heat 110-95 in Game 1, but LeBron James' late absence marred the result.
Danny Green and the Spurs were built to handle situations like the adversity they overcame en route to a Game 1 triumph.
SAN ANTONIO -- One year later, Danny Green has not cooled. In a span of two minutes and 18 seconds in the fourth quarter Thursday, Green scored 11 points with three threes, taking the Spurs from down a point in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals to up five. But Green, who scorched the Heat for a Finals record 27 threes last June, was hardly alone. San Antonio ran up an astounding 36 fourth-quarter points against Miami's depleted unit. In a game that will be remembered as much for the heat as the Heat, LeBron James (25 points) was relegated to the bench with cramps midway through the fourth quarter, and the deeper Spurs pulled away for a 110-95 win.
The Spurs ran away from the Heat in the fourth quarter in a stiflingly hot AT&T Center for a 110-95 victory in Game 1.
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