Thursday, June 6, 2013
San Antonio Spurs stole one from the Miami Heat
With 5.2 seconds left time running down Tony Parker get passed Lebron James to bank in a 16-footer as the San Antonio Spurs stunned the Miami Heat 92-88 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Tony Parker scored 21 points, Tim Duncan had 20 points and Manu Ginobili chipped in 13 points. While the Miami Heat was led by LeBron James tripple-game with 18 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Kawhi Leonard deserves credit for his defense on Lebron hounding James on the perimeter all night long and not backing down.
The Spurs trailed for most of the first three quarters, but Duncan kept the Heat from running away by controlling the paint and moving the ball. Parker's two free throws gave San Antonio a 77-76 lead in the fourth quarter and Duncan's putback pushed the lead to 83-79 with 5:30 to go.