So much for rust. The Spurs, whose last game was nine days ago, came out firing early Thursday night, jumping out to a 9-2 lead. But the Heat responded behind LeBron James, who finished the first quarter with six points and four rebounds in the first frame.
King James also got a second foul on Tim Duncan, who finished the first quarter 0 for 5 from the field and scoreless in the first quarter. The Heat ended the quarter with a narrow 24-23 lead in what should be a nip-and-tuck series.
You again? It's a matchup of flash vs. fundamentals. But it's not the first time LeBron James and Tim Duncan squared off on the NBA's biggest stage.
The Spurs swept the LeBron's Cavs in 2007, but Duncan knew what the future held for King James.
But of course this is a different, better version of King James than the one the Spurs saw in 2007. And he knows it.
Will Duncan get the better of LeBron six years later?
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