MIAMI -- Chris Bosh scored 24 points on 9-of-10 shooting, LeBron James added 18 points and the Miami Heat rolled past the San Antonio Spurs, 113-101, on Sunday in an NBA Finals rematch from last season.
Mario Chalmers scored 16 points for Miami, which used Dwyane Wade as a reserve for the first time since Jan. 6, 2008. Wade -- an All-Star starter again this season -- had not played in Miami's last four games while dealing with ongoing knee rehabilitation, and finished with eight points and five assists in 24 minutes.
Tim Duncan led San Antonio with 23 points. Boris Diaw added 15, Marco Belinelli scored 12 and Tony Parker finished with 11 for the Spurs, who went on a 13-0 run late in the fourth quarter and were still down by 13 when the spurt was over.
Chalmers -- the last starter from either side who was in the game -- made a three-pointer midway through the fourth to give Miami a 106-80 lead. As the building slowly emptied, the Spurs slowly chipped away, with Nando De Colo getting six points and an assist during the run that was nowhere near enough to make any real difference.
Roger Mason Jr. snapped the scoreless drought for Miami, making a three-pointer from nearly the same spot that Allen made his infamous game-tying one that saved the Heat with 5.2 seconds left in Game 6 of last season's Finals, when the Spurs were one stop away from their fifth championship. Miami won that one in overtime, then prevailed in Game 7 for its second consecutive crown.
Sunday's game was the first official meeting between the teams since that finale. San Antonio visited Miami in the preseason, a night where the Finals rematch was the only thing really worth talking about, but at least the Spurs didn't have to see Miami's third championship banner hanging from the rafters of AmericanAirlines Arena that night.
Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich acknowledged that it's still difficult to think about. Coaches, he said, would understand.
"All the good stuff fades away and you remember the stuff that passed you by," Popovich said. "That's the way we think, sad as it is."
Unlike those Finals thrillers, this one wasn't a down-to-the-wire affair.
With a minute to go in the first half, Miami's lead was 53-50. It was 91-71 by the start of the fourth, a 38-21 blitz by the Heat over a span of 13 minutes eliminating any semblance of drama.
The third quarter was all Miami, and eliminated all doubt. Bosh was 4 for 4 from the field, on the way to a 12-point quarter. Miami outrebounded San Antonio 14-3 in the quarter, with James and Cole each grabbing one more rebound in that period than the entire Spurs roster.
And by the time the fourth started, the blowout was well underway.
Before Sunday, the Spurs faced a road deficit bigger than 15 points only once this season. A three-pointer by Chalmers took care of that, making it 81-65 Miami late in the third. And the margin eventually grew to 29, that all coming after the Spurs subbed Duncan and Parker out and gave them the rest of the day off in the latter portions of the third.
Brooklyn 85, at Boston 79: Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett returned to their former home court for the first time since being traded last July. They didn't have any highlights on the court until Garnett stole the ball from Rajon Rondo and went in for a layup that ended the Celtics' last threat.
at Golden State 103, Portland 88: Stephen Curry had 38 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the Warriors used a smothering defense to beat the Trail Blazers.
at New Orleans 100, Orlando 92: Anthony Davis had 22 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and seven blocked shots and Tyreke Evans scored 13 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to keep the struggling Magic at bay.
Phoenix 99, at Cleveland 90: Markieff Morris scored 27 points and the Suns rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Cavaliers after the break, 56-29. Channing Frye finished with 16 points for the Suns, including four three-pointers after halftime.
at Dallas 116, Detroit 106: Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points, Devin Harris had a season-high 14 for the second game in a row and the Mavericks handed the Pistons their fourth straight loss.
Denver 125, at Sacramento 117: Ty Lawson scored 27 points, Wilson Chandler had 20 and the Nuggets defeated the Kings, who played without leading scorers DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Rudy Gay (Achilles').