When it comes to Heat, Wizards in good company

When it comes to Heat, Wizards in good company
June 13, 2014, 10:00 am
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San Antonio's 21-point Game 3 road beat down of Miami had lots of "wow" factor, but blowouts happen, even in the NBA Finals. The Spurs' 107-86 systematic romp, truly a stunner for all kinds of reasons. Among them:

* Including the Game 4 rout, the Heat have only lost seven games all season by at least 17 points. Only two teams knocked off Miami by 17 points at least twice: the Spurs...and the Wizards. Washington rocked a fully-stocked Heat team by 17 points on Jan. 15 and then again versus a squad sans LeBron James and Chris Bosh by 21 points--Miami's worst regular season loss versus an Eastern Conference foe.

The Spurs have three wins over the Heat by at least 17 points, including a 24-point regular season triumph.

*The Spurs won the last two games by a combined 40 points, the largest combined margin in consecutive NBA finals road games. They smashed Miami and the old record of 26, which was set by the Lakers at Philadelphia in 2001. Los Angeles took Game 4 by 14 points and Game 5 by 12 in their 4-1 series win.

*Entering Game 4, the Heat had gone 48 playoff games without losing two in a row, a stretch dating back to 2012. Including its Game 1 loss and Game 2 victory, Miami was 13-0 in the next game coming off a loss. 

*Kawhi Leonard scored at least 20 points for the second straight game. Before the NBA Finals, Leonard had scored 20 or more five times this overall campaign. 

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