The two-time champion Miami Heat lost LeBron James to leg cramps and fell to the host San Antonio Spurs in the opener of the NBA Finals as a broken air conditioning system sent court temperatures soaring.
LeBron James had a half-hour meeting with coach Erik Spoelstra and then scored 30 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 105-94 home victory over a Washington Wizards team that remains winless on the road this season.
Forward Chris Bosh, recovering from a strained abdominal muscle, may not return for the Miami Heat’s National Basketball Association Eastern Conference final series against the Boston Celtics, coach Erik Spoelstra said.
Journeymen Danny Green and Gary Neal combined for 51 points and the San Antonio Spurs held LeBron James in check again to beat the defending champion Miami Heat 113-77 and take a two-games-to-one lead in the National Basketball Association Finals.
LeBron James had 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds as the Miami Heat moved within one win of claiming the National Basketball Association championship with a 104-98 defeat of the Oklahoma City Thunder.