Heat have now won 13 straight following a loss in the post-season.
It was a case of ‘no cramps, no problems’ for Miami Heat star LeBron James as he led the way for his team in levelling the series against the San Antonio Spurs.
James had 36 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful comeback game for the Heat, who have made a habit of responding when losing the first game of a playoff series.
Chris Bosh made the go-ahead three-pointer on a pass from James with just over a minute remaining which ensured that Miami have now won 13 straight following a loss in the post-season and they repeated their trick from last year after losing Game 1 to the Spurs.
Bosh ended the game with 18 points while Dwyane Wade added 14 points, and the Heat will now look ahead to protecting their home court with the next two games in the series switching to Miami.
For the Spurs, Tony Parker had 21 points while Tim Duncan scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, but after winning eight straight at home by at least 15 points, the run came to an end after the Heat found a way to limit their scoring and execute on offense.
Manu Ginobili finished with 19 points for the Spurs, but after a strong start, James was able to lead the comeback for the visitors who will be delighted to have snatched a game on the road against a San Antonio outfit that have looked very comfortable on home court.
Meanwhile, it was the perfect response from James after facing intense criticism over the last few days, and the four-time MVP will hope to continue his strong form heading into Game 3.
Miami Heat 98-96 San Antonio Spurs