As expected, the Spurs bounced back. Better yet, they bounced back equally (113 - 77). Once again in a blowout, the Big Threes sat early. That does not spell good for gamers who saved them for the Finals.
If you picked Danny Green or Gary Neal for Game 3, you must be grinning right now ear-to-ear. If not, you may be snapping your fingers saying, "I was thinking about going Green!" I believe you, because I had that thought myself. Except we did not. That's how the game goes.
I said Green will never shoot perfect again like he did in Game 2. Yeah, so he just shot 7 for 9 on treys contributing to a sweet PRA of 31! Even better! He was the fourth hottest pick with more than 8% ownership. The Heat should be smart enough to know they cannot leave Green open anymore.
Gary Neal is the steal pick of the day, owned by less than 2% in both fantasy games. He had 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists as a backup point guard. His 6 for 10 from the trey complimented Green's as it seemed like it was raining threes. That should be Neal's peak this Finals.
Kawhi Leonard is still trending upwards, 21 then 25 then 28 PRA. Look out for this kid. He will definitely be in the pick mix for Game 4.
Tony Parker was the hottest pick, but he hurt his hamstring in the third quarter. Although he still got 8 assists, he only had 5 attempts from the field. 16 PRA was certainly what a quarter of the gamers did not expect. Keep an eye out for news updates regarding that hamstring.
Tim Duncan had an okay okay game with 27 PRA which should be 30+ if not for sitting out the fourth quarter in the blowout game. Manu Ginobili looks good moving around, but we are still waiting for that big game from him.
Mike Miller's 5 for 5 from the trey was the only good note for the Heat. He will continue to have minutes as long as Shane Battier remains cold.
Chris Bosh as expected played well in Texas with 10 rebounds. Treat that 24 PRA as a warm-up for better stats in the next game or two. [UPDATE: He gets my pick in both fantasy games.]
Dwyane Wade continued to be aggressive, and LeBron James continued to showcase his all-around game. Shooting, though, was forgettable. Look for the Heat to dole out their own payback in Game 4. If not, they are in deep deep trouble.