Here are five takeaways from the
1. The Spurs’ shooting in the first half was like a real-life version of the basketball scene from “Pleasantville”:
2. Just when you think you’ve got the series figured out … then you know you don’t. There have been three games, and three vastly different narratives. The Spurs were unstoppable in the paint in Game 1.
4. Game 3 in a tied Finals series isn't always the make-or-break proposition it seems. Statistically, 83.3% of teams that have won Game 3 in a Finals that's tied 1-1 have gone on to win the series. That didn't quite work out last year, though, when the Spurs blew out the Heat in even more embarrassing fashion—by 36 points—in Game 3 but lost the series in seven games. So, to quote the Jerky Boys, "Ya never, never, know."