NBA Recap: San Antonio Spurs Destroy Miami Heat [Slideshow]

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  • Early Energy, Fantastic Finish
    The Spurs outscored the Heat, 37-22 after the first quarter and then outran the them in the fourth, 29-13. Reuters
  • Locking Down the King
    The Spurs held LeBron James to just 18 points and 6-of-18 field goal shooting Reuters
  • Old School
    Tim Duncan top-scored for the Spurs with 23 points. The veteran also added 11 rebounds. Reuters
  • Balanced Offense
    Tiago Splitter had 7 points and 4 assists and all dozen players but one scored for San Antonio in the blowout win. Tony Parker had 17 points while Boris Diaw added 16 markers. Reuters
  • D in Texas
    San Antonio forced the Heat to 21 turnovers and the Spurs turned it to 21 turnover points. Reuters
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The Miami Heat treated the San Antonio Spurs to a 113-101 blowout when these teams faced on January 26. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and the rest of the Texas team returned the favor Thursday night when they delivered a 111-87 victory over the exhausted and hapless Heat.

This is the fifth straight victory for San Antonio (45-16), which is now just half a game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder (46-16) for top spot in the Western Conference standings. OKC lost to the Phoenix Suns, 128-122 also on Thursday.

The Heat have suffered back-to-back losses in this two-game Texas trip.

View the slideshow for more facts and stats in Thursday’s Heat-Spurs match-up.

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