If the first game of the NBA Finals is any indication of what kind of matchup the fans are in for, then they better buckle up because they are in for a classic. In a back and forth battle between two heavyweight contenders, the San Antonio Spurs pulled off a nail biter in the closing seconds, defeating the Miami Heat 92-88. In the process, the Spurs took a 1-0 lead, and stole home court advantage.
After trailing most of the game, the Spurs came through with a strong effort in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Heat by seven. In the closing moments of the game, the Spurs two biggest stars came up huge in the clutch, as Tim Duncan hit two free throws, and Tony Parker hit a shot with just seconds left to give the Spurs a four point lead, in essence sealing the game. Parker finished with 21 points, and Duncan finished with 20 points to go along with 14 rebounds. In the loss, LeBron James of the Heat finished with his third career triple double in an NBA Finals game.
Game 2 of the Finals will take place on Sunday, June 9th.