San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat
Tip-off: Thursday, November 29, 2012 – 8:00 PM ET
AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
It’s looking good for the Miami Heat who are off to their best home start in franchise history. Oddsmakers consider this isn’t doesn’t bode well with the San Antonio Spurs who have been routed in its last two trips to South Beach.
The Heat are looking to remain unbeaten at home while San Antonio tries to complete a perfect six-game road trip as the streaking teams meet this evening.
Miami (10-3) has won its first six games at American Airlines Arena and earned their fourth consecutive win overall with a 110-108 come-from-behind victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.
LeBron James scored a game-high 30 points and finished with five assists, the last coming when he found Ray Allen for a 3-pointer with 18.2 seconds left to put the Heat ahead for good. Chris Bosh finished with 23 points and Allen had 17 off the bench for Miami, who trailed by seven with 1:58 remaining.
At home Miami has won 28 of their last 30 regular-season games and 10 straight including the NBA playoffs.
They’ve also dominated San Antonio in their last two games at Miami, getting 30 points from Bosh in both wins — a 110-80 win March 14, 2011 and a 120-98 rout Jan. 17, when James had 33 points and 10 assists.
Online sports betting experts consider a similar result is not probable given how well San Antonio has been playing during their trip.
The Spurs (13-3) cruised to a 110-89 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday behind a game-high 20 points from Manu Ginobili while Tony Parker added 14 and eight assists.
Tim Duncan added 15 points for San Antonio, who have won eight straight and 19 of their last 21 regular-season road games. A victory would give the Spurs just their third unbeaten road trip with a minimum of five games in franchise history, with the others coming on five-game swings in 1984 and 1990.
While the Spurs remain humble, the Heat know just how dangerous San Antonio can get.