Matt Winer, Charles Barkley, Rick Fox and Kenny Smith were ready to talk last night right after watching the Spurs 113 -77 blowout of the Heat. San Antonio went up 2-1 over Miami with game four set for the Spurs home court 9 p.m. Thursday night on ABC.
As you might expect the talk on NBA TV GameTime was lively to say the least.
Barkley on LeBron James’ Game 3: “I’ve never seen LeBron [this] passive. He wasn’t being aggressive.”
Smith on Spurs reserve guard Gary Neal’s performance in Game 3: “[There was] no hesitation from Gary Neal when he was making his shot. He did an excellent job of getting out and running. I like how he was chasing shots. He drove the basketball and realized every single time who was guarding him.”
Fox on the top performers for the Spurs in Game 3: “The ‘Big Three’ tonight were Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Gary Neal. They really shined and put this game out of reach and maybe the series.”
Barkley on Spurs guard Danny Green’s defense on LeBron James: “Danny Green really makes LeBron [James] compete.”
Spurs guard Gary Neal joined the NBA TV set following the game
Neal on how his aggressive style of play benefits the team: “Throughout the course of the season, I’ve always been aggressive. Coach ‘Pop’ [Popovich] is always looking at me with his hands up [saying], ‘What are you doing?’ but that’s how I’ve always played. When you’re making shots, it’s another component to the team that’s hard to game plan for.”