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Heat even finals with rout of Spurs

MIAMI — The Miami Heat, stung by their loss in the NBA Finals opener, rebounded in emphatic style on Sunday to crush the San Antonio Spurs 103-84 in Game Two and square the best-of-seven series.

After a first half that mirrored the tight nature of Game One, with San Antonio's Danny Green scoring four of four three-pointers, Miami broke away in the third and headed into the final quarter with a 75-65 lead.

League MVP LeBron James was strangely ineffective on offensive, however, managing just eight points on three of 13 shooting through three quarters.

However, he came alive late in the third and carried his more aggressive approach through the fourth as Miami finally produced the offensive power that was the hallmark of their form until the Finals.

Miami's devastating 30-5 run put the game well beyond San Antonio, whose coach Gregg Popovich opted to play the final portion of the fourth quarter with their reserves on the court.

James, who like Miami's other starters also sat out the latter minutes, finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists but before taking his rest, he brought the crowd to their feet with a stunning block on a Tiago Splitter dunk.

Mario Chalmers top scored for Miami with 19 points while Green's 17 points were the best for the Spurs.

San Antonio's Game One stand out Tony Parker was limited to 13 points on 5-14 shooting.