Field Goal %
- MIA 40.0
- 47.4 SA
Three Point %
- MIA 28.0
- 46.2 SA
- MIA 12
- 8 SA
- MIA 53
- 45 SA
- San Antonio, TX
- Line: SA -5.0
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End of Game
LeBron James is the fourth player in NBA history to have at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in a game in which his team was eliminated from the NBA Finals (ELIAS).
Kawhi Leonard is only the fourth player in NBA Finals history to score at least 20 points in three consecutive games before turning 23 years old (ELIAS).
The Spurs outscored the Heat by 14 points per game in the 2014 NBA Finals, the largest points differential in a single series in Finals history.
The Spurs averaged 118.5 points per 100 possessions and had an effective field goal percentage of 60.4 in the 2014 NBA Finals, both the highest in any Finals series since the 3-point line was introduced in the 1979-80 season.
Leonard's defense on James in the series was key. James shot 57.6 percent against him, but he wasn't always able to get his shot off or even get the ball.- 19 percent of James' touches against Leonard in the Finals resulted in a James field goal attempt. Against all other defenders, that rate jumped to 33 percent.- James was held without a touch on 33 percent of the Heat's possessions when he was guarded by Leonard. Against all other defenders, he was held without a touch 23 percent of the time.- When Leonard did find himself on someone other than James, his defense was still strong. The rest of the Heat shot 27.8 percent (5-of-18) against Leonard in the Finals.
Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs in scoring the final three games of the series after scoring nine points in each of the first two games. - Leonard also led the Spurs in 3-point shooting this Finals, shooting 57.9 percent. Leonard was a team-best 10-of-18 (55.6 percent) on catch-and-shoot 3-point attempts.- Leonard shot 65.0 percent (13-of-20) when guarded by LeBron James in the series.
LeBron James created 48 assist opportunities (passes that directly led to shots) in the 2014 NBA Finals, most on the Heat and second most in the series (Boris Diaw, 50). The Heat shot 41.7 percent (20-of-48) off James' passes in the series, second worst of any player with at least 10 assist opportunities.- James scored 23 points in transition in the Finals. The rest of the Heat scored 20 points in transition.- James led all players with 58 paint points in the Finals. He and Wade had 36 paint points through the first three games, but Wade shot 2-of-15 in the paint the last two games (James 11-of-15).- Chris Bosh went 2-of-11 on catch-and-shoot field goals the last three games of the series after going 6-of-12 the first two games.
The Spurs and Heat relied on drives this season as both teams ranked in the top 10 in drives per game, according to NBA.com player-tracking data. In the NBA Finals, the Spurs exploited drives to get shots for teammates, something the Heat were unable to do as effectively.The Heat shot 2-of-9 when LeBron James drove to the basket and passed in the NBA Finals (1-of-7 from 3-point).
The Spurs' passing in the 2014 NBA Finals kicked into a higher gear over the last three games of the series. The Spurs averaged 3.0 passes per play in the half-court offense in each of the last three games of the series, something they failed to do the first two games.
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