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June 07, 2013

Spurs Take Game 1 Over Heat: The San Antonio Spurs began the NBA Finals with a 92-88 road win over the Miami Heat. Tony Parker scored 21 points, none more important than a desperate heave with time running out on the shot clock in the final 8 seconds. LeBron James had a triple-double with 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists. Tim Duncan had 20 points and 14 rebounds.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:16 AM - 12 comments

That Parker shot was incredibly timed. The margin of victory was the fingertip that left the ball a tenth of a second before the clock expired.

posted by rcade at 07:43 AM on June 07

That was some great basketball. This is going to be a lot prettier series than Heat/Pacers. Twelve personal fouls per team and only twelve combined turnovers on the game. This is what NBA basketball is supposed to look like.

posted by tron7 at 10:12 AM on June 07

Left a "teen" off the rebound total for Duncan, rcade.

I'm with tron -- as a neutral (although slight lean towards Spurs in this series), looks to be a good, attractive series.

posted by holden at 01:00 PM on June 07

Did anyone notice the crazy passing that Manu Ginobli did in the game?

He passes it between the moving legs of an opponent, and right into Parker's hands.

Or...

How about a curve ball pass?

posted by grum@work at 01:52 PM on June 07

That first one has got to be photoshopped. There is no way that actually happened.

posted by bender at 02:18 PM on June 07

How about a curve ball pass?

For no reason either, Bonner wasn't even open. Just got bored, I guess.

posted by tron7 at 02:39 PM on June 07

Video of the crazy pass:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSRk7qrwDNA

posted by grum@work at 03:01 PM on June 07

Has he been interviewed about that pass? I would like to hear him say that that pass was intended to go through the legs, and that Cole is a chump.

posted by bender at 03:17 PM on June 07

Don't discount Ginobli's passing ability. His entire game is best described as "crafty": he's not super athletic nor does he have great quickness or size, he just gets it done.

Question is .. did Parker hit an open Tim Duncan (lower right) as that play continued?

posted by cixelsyd at 05:28 PM on June 07

Question is .. did Parker hit an open Tim Duncan (lower right) as that play continued?

Negative.

posted by bender at 05:33 PM on June 07

I'd probably be pulling for the Heat just to shut up the LeBron haters if it was anybody but the Spurs. But it is the Spurs, I'm a Wake Forest guy, and Tim Duncan is one of the classiest people ever to play any professional sport. One for the thumb for Timmy? Yeah, I gotta pull for that.

posted by gradioc at 08:59 PM on June 07

For no reason either, Bonner wasn't even open. Just got bored, I guess.

That's Ginobli for you - why make a straight pass when you can put it behind your back? The guy is a fan's delight. That pass on Cole is not the first time he's put it through someone's wickets to a cutting player.

posted by dfleming at 08:16 AM on June 08

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