The Spurs shot 14-of-16 from the field and a perfect 6-of-6 from 3-point range as they rallied from a seven-point deficit early in the fourth to a 15-point win — outscoring the Heat 36-17 in the quarter.
That gave them an effective field goal percentage — which adjusts for the fact that a three-point field goal is worth one more point than a two-point field goal — of 106 percent in the fourth quarter.
“After I came out of the game, they kind of took off,” the Heat’s cramp-stricken star LeBron James said.”And it was frustrating sitting out and not be able to help our team.”
Took off indeed. According to Inpredictable.com, the Spurs were almost 4-to-1 long shots to stage a comeback at their lowest point, with 9 minutes 23 seconds left in the fourth quarter when Tony Parker committed a turnover off a bad pass. At the time, they had a 21.3 percent chance at winning the game.
“The turnovers are usually a killer,” Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich said after the game. “We feel very fortunate to have won this game tonight”