Spurs guard Tony Parker opened the NBA Finals with a memorable shot at the end of Game 1.

San Antonio’s 92-88 victory gave hope that the series against the defending champion Miami Heat was going to be full of close games.

It hasn’t quite worked out that way so far.

What followed Parker’s sensational shot in Game 1 - a twisting, ducking, barely shot clock-beating jumper off the glass - was a 19-point Heat blowout in Game 2 and the Spurs coasting to a 113-77 win on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 series lead.

The blowouts have sent the stars on both teams to the bench early and allowed guys such as DeJuan Blair and James Jones to run out the clock.

– Reported by Paul J. Weber of the Associated Press