The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 110-105, at AT&T Center on Wednesday.
Miami (35-36) came out firing Wednesday night, opening up a 15-point lead at the end of the first half and building that up to 18 in the opening moments of the second. The Spurs, however, wouldn't go down without a fight and got within three points with just over a minute remaining. Thanks to a pair of stops, including a Dwyane Wade steal off DeMar DeRozan, Miami was able to escape with its third straight victory.
Six Heat players scored in double figures Wednesday night, including all four players who came off the bench. Goran Dragic led the way with 22 points in just 22 minutes as a reserve thanks to an efficient 8-of-13 shooting performance. Dion Waiters had one of his best games since returning from injury, adding 18 points in 33 minutes, while Josh Richardson was close behind with 15 points of his own. The Heat have their hot shooting from downtown to thank for carrying them to victory, as the team shot 16-of-35 from behind the arc.
As for the Spurs (42-30), they also had an impressive night shooting the ball from three, going 14-of-34 from long range, but they simply dug themselves a hole that they could never completely get themselves out of. LaMarcus Aldridge, Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills each posted a team-high 17 points, while DeMar DeRozan was the next highest scorer with 16. Rudy Gay added 15 points in 32 minutes off the bench, While Davis Bertans made three three-pointers on his way to 10 points.