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Spurs rout Heat 113-77 in Game 3 of NBA Finals

Spurs respond to drubbing with blowout of their own in Game 3

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    San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan (21) dunks during the first half at Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball series against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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    San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) drives under pressure from Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen (11) and center Chris Bosh (1) during the first half of Game 3 in their NBA Finals basketball series, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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    Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) passes around San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan (21) and Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half at Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball series, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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    San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker (9) shoots against Miami Heat's Chris Bosh (1) during the first half of Game 3 in their NBA Finals basketball series, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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    Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen (11) dunks against San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) during the first half at Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball series, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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SAN ANTONIO — Danny Green scored 27 points, Gary Neal added 24 and the San Antonio Spurs set an NBA Finals record with 16 3-pointers in a 113-77 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night that gave them a 2-1 series lead.

Green hit seven of nine 3s, Neal was six for 10 from deep and Tim Duncan chipped in 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs, who responded to a 19-point drubbing in Game 2 with a blowout of their own.

The Spurs flummoxed four-time MVP LeBron James for a third straight game, holding him to 15 points on 7-of-21 shooting. James also had 11 rebounds and five assists, but he missed 11 of his first 14 shots and never looked comfortable against San Antonio’s swarming defense.

Game 4 in the best-of-seven series is on Thursday night in San Antonio.

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