Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
These athletes rack up championships yet manage to remain completely boring.
LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.
The Miami Heat staged a frantic fourth-quarter rally and held on in overtime to force a Game 7 against the San Antonio Spurs.
Five things to watch for in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, as the San Antonio Spurs try to clinch their fifth title and end the Miami Heat’s reign on Tuesday night:
In a controversial move, veteran NBA official Joey Crawford has been selected by the NBA to officiate Tuesday’s Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed. He went to the bench, and they chanted his name. The sights and sounds of so many San Antonio spring nights were back Sunday — and the real party might be just a few days away.
The Miami Heat came back to the AT&T Center looking to take a 3-2 lead with the series set to return to South Florida. Instead, the Spurs’ hot shooters stayed hot and San Antonio’s 114-104 victory sends the series back to South Florida.
With their 114-104 victory over the Heat on Sunday night, the Spurs are now only one more win away from being crowned as NBA champions. The next game is Tuesday night.
Miami Heat owner Micky Arison had a message as he walked to the winning locker room.
The Miami Heat entered Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs knowing they couldn’t lose and go down 3-1 in the series and have a chance of winning the Larry O’Brien trophy. But the Heat’s Big Three responded like the three All-Stars that they are, combining for 82 points and lead Miami to a 109-93.
Riding big performances from their three All-Stars, the Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 109-93 victory over the Spurs on Thursday night in Game 4 of the series.