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The Spurs ran amok again last night - and now the Heat need something historic to stop them

No team has ever come back from 3-1 down to win the NBA Finals. That’s the challenge facing LeBron and the Miami Heat.

Tony Parker chipped in with 19 points and two assists.
Tony Parker chipped in with 19 points and two assists.
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IF YOU THOUGHT the Spurs’ blowout win in Game 3 was a fluke, think again.

San Antonio moved to within touching distance of their fifth NBA Championship with another power punch that left the Miami Heat reeling — and the fans heading for the door.

By the time Jeff Ayres put away the final points on an emphatic 107-86 win, there were plenty of empty seats in the American Airlines arena. They had seen enough.

Led by Kawhi Leonard with 20 points and 14 rebounds, the Spurs made sure that when the series returns to Texas for Game 5 on Sunday night, they can clinch the title in front of their home fans.

The Heat need a miracle — no team has ever come back from 3-1 down to win the NBA Finals — but the Spurs aren’t getting complacent.

“They’re the two-time champs, they’re a great team and there is still one more game,” Tony Parker said.

“We have to win one more game.”

Here’s one of the night’s highlights, a superb putback dunk by Leonard from lots of different angles:

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And in super slo-mo:

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Here are the rest of the highlights:

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