Two games, two blowouts. The Spurs showed the Clippers once again why they're the number one seed in the West, and Indiana had their way with Miami.
Indiana 94 - Miami 75
The easiest way to sum up this win by Indiana is to look at how Miami shot the ball. Shane Battier, 0-7. Dwyane Wade, 2-13. James Jones, 1-6. LeBron James, 10-22. Mario Chalmers was the lone bright spot, going 10-15 from the field. Overall, the Heat shot 37.2%, and were a woeful 20% (4-20) from the three point line. Indiana's big man, Roy Hibbert, dominated inside as the Heat continue to miss the injured Chris Bosh. Hibbert scored 19, grabbed 18 boards and blocked 5 shots. Game four is Sunday in Indiana, and is obviously critical. If the Heat can't win on Sunday, they will lose what's left of their mental game and be done.
San Antonio 105 - Los Angeles Clippers 88
San Antonio is just too good for the Clippers, who are banged up and inexperienced. The Spurs, going back into the regular season, have won 16 straight games. I'd bet that goes to 18 as the Clippers just look too overmatched to take even one game in this series. The shocking part is that the Clippers shot nearly 50 percent from the field, including 9-13 from the three point line, and still got blown out. The Spurs were led by Tony Parker with 22 points. L.A.'s point guard, Chris Paul, struggled big time and committed 8 turnovers, while hitting only 4 shots. San Antonio had five players score double digits, and four them had 13 or more. Blake Griffin scored 20 for the Clips, but got only one rebound. The Clippers are toast. Game three is in Los Angeles on Saturday.
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Article by Eric Gray