LeBron James After playing more than 150 games without a break since the Dec. 25, 2011 season opener, LeBron finally got a well-deserved night off in San Antonio. Officially, James sat out with what the team called a strained hamstring. But unofficially, it was LeBron's first day in Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's maintenance program to help ensure the three-time MVP recharges before the playoffs. Grade: Incomplete.
Dwyane Wade Wade gets an incomplete, too, after sitting out with a sore right knee and sore right ankle. Wade played with both ailments the previous two games in Chicago and New Orleans. But he also got the day off against the Spurs in a move Spoelstra insists wasn't payback for San Antonio's decision to send Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan home before facing the Heat in Miami. Grade: Incomplete.
Chris Bosh 9-15 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 23 PTS Bosh again showed he's capable of carrying the load in the rare times when the two other members of the Big 3 aren't available. Bosh's energy and aggressiveness was evident from the start, and he capped an impressive night by hitting the game-winning 3-pointer from the top of the key to give the Heat only their third victory in San Antonio in the 25-year history of the franchise.
Ray Allen 6-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 4 AST | 14 PTS Allen's scoring off the bench boosted a group of reserves who outscored the Spurs 25-21. Pressed into more point guard duty with Mario Chalmers also sitting out with an ankle injury, Allen had five assists to offset his four turnovers. The Heat's supporting cast also got a lift from Rashard Lewis, who had four blocks, along with Shane Battier's three steals.
San Antonio Spurs There's no excuse for losing at home to a Heat team missing LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. The Heat avoided that gaffe in the first meeting between the teams when they won despite a scare from the Spurs, who were without Duncan, Parker and Ginobili. The Heat sweep the season series and own the tiebreaker in the race for home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
61: With the win, the Heat improved to 61-16 to match the most regular-season wins in franchise history. The mark was also set by the 1996-97 Miami team that finished 61-21.