Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 7/3/13
With 28.2 seconds left and a five point lead in the penultimate game of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs had a 98.6 percent chance of winning their fifth championship. The rest, of course, is history -- Miami created a few extra possessions and a pair of 3-pointers from LeBron James and Ray Allen, along with a Kawhi Leonard missed free throw, knotted the game at 95. The Heat won in overtime. The tenor of the seventh game was very similar, San Antonio was within striking distance at the very end, but the leagues best talent put the finishing touches on the series with a dagger mid-range shot.   It's very difficult to spin the final two games into a positive. (Sorry for harboring the bad memories again.) Except if you're Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant, who told Lakers.com that the Spurs' championship rally will fuel him this season. Bryant has one more title than Tim Duncan, so if he's cognizant of his legacy, putting some distance between Duncan in the tit...
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