It was a shaky start for the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs lead throughout the first quarter until LeBron James came through with the driving dunk with just under five minutes left. The Heat and Spurs were tied 15-15, but not for long thanks to Tony Parker’s 3-point jumper.
The Spurs went on to lead the Heat 26-19 at the end of the first quarter.
James gained more momentum in the second quarter, landing several dunks and putting the Heat ahead of the Spurs 34-33 with five minutes remaining.
The Heat and Spurs were tied 43-43 at halftime.
Tensions were heating up in the third quarter, as the Heat and Spurs were going back and forth, continuing to tie up the game.
The Spurs took over, after Manu Ginobili stole the ball from Dwyane Wade with eight minutes left in the quarter.
James then put the Heat back up by two after making a 26-foot 3-jumper with four minutes left.
The Heat led for much of the quarter, but the Spurs pulled through with just seconds remaining, to lead the Heat 78-77 at the end of the third.
With six minutes remaining in the game, Mario Chalmers received a flagrant foul type 1 after elbowing Tony Parker in the ribs.
Parker was down for a bit, and sat out for a few minutes before returning to the court.
The Spurs and the Heat were tied 90-90 with three minutes left in the game. Parker then put San Antonio past Miami 93-92 with a 3-point jumper.
But the Miami Heat managed to get the win 98-96 with a final layup up by Dwyane Wade.