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San Antonio Beats Miami 111-92 to Take 2-1 Lead in NBA Finals

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June 10 (Bloomberg) -- Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and the San Antonio Spurs opened an early 25-point lead en route to defeating the host Miami Heat 111-92 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals.

Game 4 in the best-of-seven National Basketball Association championship series is June 12 in Miami.

The Spurs shot an NBA Finals-record 76 percent in the first half, hitting 25 of their 33 shots (including 7-for-10 on 3-pointers) to take a 71-50 lead at halftime. The previous record for any half was 75 percent by the Orlando Magic against the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009 NBA Finals.

Leonard had 18 points for the Spurs in the first half as San Antonio took the largest halftime lead by a visiting team in the NBA Finals since 1996.

Miami pulled within seven points late in the third quarter, and trailed 86-75 entering the fourth period.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Rob Gloster at rgloster@bloomberg.net