The Miami Heat were supposed to come out strong on Thursday. They trail the San Antonio Spurs 2-1 in the NBA Finals, and in no way do they plan on dropping a second straight game. LeBron James was expected to start off aggressive, and to make a statement after his 22-point, seven-turnover performance in Game 3.
That hasn't happened. At the end of the first quarter, the Spurs lead the Heat 26-17. Miami is shooting 35 percent from the field. James has two field goals and five points, marks equalled by San Antonio backup point guard Patty Mills in three minutes.
But at least there was this pretty floater over Matt Bonner: