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Heat blow out Spurs, leveling NBA finals

MIAMI ? The Miami Heat got a blowout victory over the San Antonio Spurs to level the NBA Finals at a game apiece ? and they didn’t have to rely on LeBron James to do more.

Not when Mario Chalmers and everyone else did everything right.

Chalmers led the charge and James broke out of a shooting slump and finished the game with a flurry as the Heat used a 33-5 run to beat the San Antonio Spurs, 103-84, on Sunday night.

“I know my shooters only need a little bit of room to get the shot off,” James said. “For me, I struggled offensively, but the shooters made some good shots.”

James missed 10 of his first 13 shots and the Heat trailed by a point late in the third quarter before starting to play the kind of flawless basketball that led them to a team-record 66 wins this season.

Chalmers finished with 19 points and James had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists while shooting only 7 of 17 from the field.

The Heat made 10 of 19 3-pointers and got 13 points from Ray Allen, and 12 points and 10 rebounds from Chris Bosh.

AP

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