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The San Antonio Spurs stole home court advantage in Game 1 of the NBA Finals versus the Miami Heat and are just three wins away from title No. 5.
But the road to the Finals was filled with thrilling games, wild finishes, and close calls but in the end, San Antonio captured the West crown and are looking to add to their franchise success.
Check out the road to the NBA Finals through the lens of the NBA's Phantom Camera including phenomenal dunks by Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan's milestones, Tony Parker's dominance and more. It is enough to make any Spurs fan beam with pride.
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Spurs veteran guard Tony Parker literally did it all in Thursday's Game 1 victory over the Heat in the NBA Finals.Parker led all scorers with 21 points including two off a clutch basket with five seconds left to ice the game. He also handed out a team-high six assists in the contest.Additionally, the native of France temporarily took over the coaching duties from Greg Popovich...
It was the shot heard around the NBA world in Game 1 of the NBA Finals as San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker made an incredible bank shot with seconds left on the shot clock. It was the nail in the coffin for the Miami Heat as the Spurs went on to win Game 1 and steal home court advantage.
Parker's shot was simply ridiculous and now it got the "And 1 Mix Tape"...
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Tony Parker just beat the 24 second clock prompting the Spurs to beat the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Parker led all scorers with 21 points and also recorded six assists in the opening game of the NBA Finals.
The Spurs entered the contest as 5 point underdogs. Game 2 of the series will take place on Sunday.
Photo: Christian Petersen, Getty Images
From midway through the first quarter until midway through the fourth, the Miami Heat held the lead for almost 34 consecutive minutes. However, the Spurs were able to respond to all Heat surges and strike back in the 4th quarter with a run the Heat couldn’t quite match. Lebron James had a superb game, putting up 18 rebounds and 10 assists...
Kawhi Leonard will take on the primary responsibility of guarding LeBron James for the San Antonio Spurs.
“I want to play the best and be the best,” said Leonard.
Leonard has only face James once before, which came early in his rookie season.
“Just competing every possession,” Leonard said. “He plays hard throughout the whole 48 minutes. So really having energy and focus...
I have a very deep respect for the San Antonio Spurs. If the Celtics didn’t exist, I’d totally be a Spurs fan. So I’m gladly helping out our friends at Project Spurs with their coverage of the NBA Finals.
Today, I offered my take on Tony Parker’s amazing, back-breaking shot to ice Game 1.
Here’s a bit of it:
Amidst the chaos of a broken play, San Antonio Spurs...
Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant are no strangers to one another. (Credit)
I don’t know a single person who prefers Dunkin Donuts to Krispy Kreme. You probably don’t, either. Yet there are easily 10 Dunkin Donuts for every Krispy Kreme you might be lucky enough to spot.
We’re blasted with Dunkin Donuts imagery. If you live in a major city, you see it everywhere; if you watch any...
Earlier today, NBA Finals Media Day kicked off with interviews of many notable players within the San Antonio Spurs/Miami Heat match-up in the 2013 NBA Finals.
As you might figure, TNLP favorite Gregg Popovich provided an amusing interview and waxed poetic about the time that he listed Spurs forward Tim Duncan as “DNP-Old“.
This comes courtesy of Miami Herald’s Joseph Goodman...
It was 2007. Tim Duncan's Spurs had just swept LeBron James' Cavs away to win his fourth title. In the hallway afterwards, the two shared a moment.
Stats and Facts
- The Miami Heat won both matchup between the teams this season, but key players did not play in all of those games. Both games were close with the Heat winning by 5 and 2 points.
- Last time LeBron was in the finals versus the Spurs, his Cavaliers got swept by the Spurs.
- Tim Duncan is trying to become the first player to win an NBA Championship in three decades...
Tony Parker came up big during Thursday night’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals, hitting a buzzer beater in the closing moments to give the Spurs a 1-0 series lead. The always-crazy Dick Vitale found this as a great opportunity to tweet at Parker’s ex-wife, Eva Longoria, to tell her how awesome her former husband is.
I’m not sure where he was intending to go with that tweet, but I’ll...
The San Antonio Spurs will face off against the Miami Heat tonight in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. This will be the first time the Spurs make the Finals without homecourt advantage against the best team in the East, the Miami Heat.
The Spurs will have their work cut out for them in the final series to determine the NBA champion and there will be three factors that will determine...
The 2013 NBA Finals are just a day away as the Spurs and Heat look to etch their names in NBA history. For the Spurs, it would mark a fifth title in franchise history and for the Heat their third.
ESPN is getting fans ready for this epic clash, by releasing an animated video of some of the greatest moments in Finals history.
From the Willis Reed moment to Tim Duncan slamming...