Gary Neal with 14 points off the bench for the hosts.
The San Antonio Spurs have started strong in Game 3 of the NBA Finals 2013, taking a 50-44 lead at half-time at the AT&T Center.
Tim Duncan has started well for the hosts, putting his shooting slump from Game 2 behind him as he has 10 points at the break, while contributions have come from across the rest of the roster in support.
The 37-year-old was admittedly frustrated with his performance in Miami, stating that he has been getting the looks that he wants but needed to find his stroke and start knocking shots down. The two-day break has paid dividends so far as he is 4-for-8.
Arguably the star of the game thus far is Gary Neal, who has 14 points off the bench including a buzzer-beating three just before half-time.
Nevertheless, all but one player on the Spurs rotation have found the basket as they look to regain the lead in the series in the first of three straight home games.
In contrast, Miami have stayed in the game with timely shots from beyond the arc, namely from Mike Miller who has nine points off the bench.
LeBron James has started as a facilitator as he struggles with his shot, producing four assists to go with his four points.
As a result, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh lead the scoring for Erik Spoelstra’s men, with 12 and 10 points respectively.
The Heat were down at half-time in Game 2 before storming to victory in between the third and fourth quarters, and so they will be hoping for a repeat on Tuesday night.