Heat vs. Spurs

PBT Extra: Kawhi Leonard pushes Spurs to lead, how do Heat respond?


The Spurs did more than steal a game in Miami, they owned a game in Miami.

Behind a monster night from Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green the Spurs are back in control of the series and we are wondering what Miami Heat team rolls out for Game 4 Thursday night.

Russ Thaler and I discuss what happened in Game 3 (you can’t give these Spurs and inch of space and the Heat gave them four feet) and how the Heat respond. The Heat better come out with a sense of urgency and desperation in Game 4 or this series may not see Miami again.

PBT Extra: Who has upper hand in Finals now?


Is there anything Gregg Popovich can scheme, any steps  the Spurs can come up with to slow LeBron James?

That’s the first question Kay Adams throws at me in today’s PBT Extra, one where I am on the phone from San Antonio (right before heading to the airport and Miami). We talk NBA Finals and who has the edge after the first two games.

It has to be Miami, which has yet to lose at home these playoffs. San Antonio has to find a way to steal one on the road.

The problem, as Popovich noted in his press conference, is that you can double LeBron and take the ball out of his hands, but then he finds the open man and someone like Chris Bosh knocks down a key shot. There are no easy, good answers for the Spurs.