MIAMI: Mario Chalmers had a game-high 19 points and Lebron James finished with 17 points and seven assists as the Miami Heat routed the San Antonio Spurs 103-84 in game two of the NBA finals on Sunday.
Miami went on a 14-3 run to close the third quarter and break open a tight game, then seized command with a sustained double-digit lead in the fourth to level the best-of-seven series at one game each.
James, who had just 18 points in game one, finished with a 2013 post-season low again but he scored nine of his 17 points in the fourth quarter for the Heat who rebounded from a stunning 92-88 loss at home in game one.
Chris Bosh finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds and veteran Ray Allen came off the bench to score 13 points for Miami, who have not lost back-to-back games since early January and haven’t lost consecutive games at home all season.
Danny Green had 17 points, including making five-of-five from three point range. But Tim Duncan finished with just nine points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who are 7-2 on the road in the playoffs.
The series now switches to San Antonio for three games, beginning with game three on Tuesday.