Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/15/13
Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili trudged off the court, their heads hanging, bald spots that come from more than a decade of games like this for all to see. These proud San Antonio Spurs gave everything they had in Game 7. And when their valiant fight fell just short, they couldn't stop thinking about the title they gave away two nights earlier. LeBron James scored 37 points and the Spurs couldn't quite finish one last stand in a 95-88 loss to the defending champion Miami Heat on Thursday night. ''To be at this point with this team in this situation, where people every year continue to count us out, is a great accomplishment,'' said Duncan, his voice quivering in a rare show of emotion for the intensely private star. ''To be in a Game 7 or be in a Game 6 and up one with two chances to win an NBA championship, that's tough to swallow.'' Duncan had 24, 12 rebounds and four steals and Ginobili scored 18 points with five assists. But Tony Parker struggled with just 10 points on 3-for-12...
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