Found June 07, 2013 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
According to NBA.com advanced statistics writer John Schuhmann, in 290 regular season and Playoff games since LeBron James joined the Miami Heat, the Heat’s opponents had never turned over the ball fewer than six times. That is, until last night.
In Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals the San Antonio Spurs turned over the ball only four times against the Heat. The Spurs’ four turnovers ties an NBA Finals record for fewest turnovers in a game.
Tony Parker led the Spurs last night with 21 points, 6 assists, one game-clinching shot, and ZERO turnovers. (Photo by John W. McDoough/SI)
The Detroit Pistons, in Game 4 of the 2005 Finals, also had only four turnovers. The Pistons’ opponent in that game? The San Antonio Spurs. The Pistons won that game 102-71 but lost the series in seven games.
Spurs point guard Tony Parker was responsible for none of those four turnovers, while Tim Duncan had two and Tiago Splitter and Manu Ginóbili each had one.
The Heat, for their part, only turned the ball ove...
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Let’s take a quick look back to the 2012 Finals: The Oklahoma City Thunder were the favorites to win the championship. They backed that up by taking the first game by 11 points, only to lose the next four.
LeBron James has been the headline of the NBA ever since. The most significant headline all year not including LeBron James was Chicago ending Miami’s 27 game winning...
One by one, Tony Parker was confronted by Miami's Big Three, surrounded even as the shot clock ticked toward zero and his San Antonio Spurs clung to a two-point lead.
And just when Parker appeared to have nowhere to go, when everything was going wrong for the speedy French point guard, he did what he's done these entire playoffs, and his entire career for that matter. He...
Tony Parker was a star for the San Antonio Spurs in their 92-88 win over the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, and he made a controversial, clutch shot in the final seconds of the game. The Heat had closed the gap and made it a two-point game in the [...]
Tony Parker's incredible buzzer-beating bank shot to seal the Game 1 victory for the Spurs gets the super slow motion treatment from the NBA phantom cam.
The Heat had lost their lead. They had lost their mojo and momentum. They had committed turnovers and could not quite get going on the right foot in transition. Miami played well, but found themselves in dire straights.
There was LeBron James guarding Tony Parker one on one with time ticking away. The Heat, struggling to contain Parker throughout the night, changed the defensive...
LeBron James had a little fun and took over the video camera to film Dwyane Wade’s post-practice press conference Saturday afternoon:
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Top 5 Players
1. LeBron James (Heat)
2. Tony Parker (Spurs)
3. Dwyane Wade (Heat)
4. Tim Duncan (Spurs)
5. Chris Bosh (Heat)
1. Ray Allen (Heat)
2. Danny Green (Spurs)
3. Chris Anderson (Heat)
Best scorer : LeBron James (Heat)
Best passer: Tony Parker (Spurs)
Best shooter: Matt Bonner (Spurs)
Best low-post scorer: Tim Duncan (Spurs)
Best rebounder: Tim Duncan (Spurs)...
MIAMI (AP) -- Tony Parker banked in a 16-footer with 5.2 seconds left for the last of his 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs stunned the Miami Heat 92-88 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Tim Duncan had 20 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks, and Manu Ginobili scored 13 points for the Spurs, who are in the finals for the first time since 2007 and are pursuing their...
Tony Parker and Tim Duncan have been making all the headlines for the San Antonio Spurs in their run for a fifth NBA title.
But don't forget Manu Ginobili.
Outside of hitting the game-winning shot in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors, the other member the Spurs' Big 3 has been relatively quiet during these playoffs.
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As part of my gym self-punishment for missing days early in the month, I spent a solid hour reading the captioned audio of the ESPN pre-game, whiling away treadmill miles while various blow-dried heads talked about how important Boris Diaw is. (Hint: he's not! Mostly because he's fat, slow and useless!) But as my physical and karmic pain intensified, it seemed...