Spurs Take Game One of NBA Finals
(MIAMI) — It’s been six years since the San Antonio Spurs played an NBA Finals game, but they picked up right where they left off on Thursday night.
Tim Duncan had 20 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Parker hit a jumper over LeBron James with 5.2 seconds left, and the Spurs took a 1-0 lead in the Finals with a 92-88 win over the Miami Heat.
The officials reviewed the shot by Parker to make sure it beat the shot clock, giving Parker 21 points on the night and the Spurs a four-point lead it never relinquished.
“We got a little bit lucky in Game 1,” Parker said. “Sometimes that’s what it takes to win games.
James notched his second-straight NBA Finals triple-double with 18 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 assists, but he shot only 7-of-16 from the field.
“The Spurs are the Spurs,” James said. “They’re going to put you in positions where you feel uncomfortable offensively and defensively, and every time you make a mistake, they’re going to capitalize on it.”
Game 2 is Sunday night in South Beach.
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