Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Top 5 matches of the Spurs

1.    Spurs vs. Heat Game 1 2013 Finals

The San Antonio Spurs playing in their first Finals game in six years stole home court from the Miami Heat in a stunning way. Thanks to a big run to the end of the match, that was punctuated by a game-sealing shot from Tony Parker. Superb performance from Tony Parker, the San Antonio Spurs came into Miami and surprised the Heat, 92-88, in Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals.

2.    Spurs vs. Heat Game 1 of 2014 Finals

The San Antonio Spurs crushed the Miami Heat 110-95 in a great ole Texas tussle through Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals. With the match in the balance late in the fourth quarter and the air condition on the fritz within the AT &T Center in San Antonio, two things happened. Lebron James got a severe case of the cramps, and Danny Green pulled out the opportunity to get hot. Green aced a massive 3 pointers late to help out the Spurs capture Game 1 of the Finals for the second straight year in a row.

3.    Spurs vs. Sonics Game 6 of 2005 Playoffs:

In spite of suffering a noticeable ankle injury with just over 8-minutes to play, Tim Duncan scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and hit the go-ahead basketball shot with less than a second, leading the Spurs to a dramatic 98-96 win over the Seattle Supersonics, clinching their Western Conference semifinals, 4-2. With the game tied late and only seconds left, Gregg Popovich placed the ball in the hands of Manu Ginobili, who took away a laser outdo to Tim Duncan, and Duncan put in the game winner and series clincher with 0.5 seconds left to play.

Spurs simply beat the Jazz in 5 games in the Western Conference Finals, and thus the Cavaliers in a Finals sweep. The Spurs returned from a two digit shortage in the match to beat the Suns in an exceedingly classic game and dramatic series. Parker entered and found Bowen who then hit the go-ahead 3 pointers with 30 seconds left to play. This shot helped drive the Spurs to a critical Game 5 win on the road, which leads to a chain clinching win back in San Antonio for Game 6.

The Phoenix Suns were certainly the league's most exciting team; however, after two MVPs for Steve Nash and a pair of moderate exits, the stress to win was at an all time high. The San Antonio Spurs was sure to get feistier after Steve Nash took a shot to the eye in Game 1. However, that was just a preview.

In the latter stages of a critical Game 5, Robert Horry leveled Nash into the scorer's table, prompting his teammates (Amare Stoudemire & Boris Diaw) to run to his aid. The Suns lost the next game and haven't been constant since.

5.    Spurs vs. Mavericks Game 6 of 2003 Conference Finals

With the Spurs trailing by double digits in the 4th quarter, Gregg Popovich determined to provide Steve Kerr a shot. Kerr who had not been a part of the final tournament rotation answered the call. Steve Kerr connected on all 4 of his 3 point attempts to help the Spurs go forward to the Finals. Tim Duncan's triple-double helped the Spurs end the Suns' season with a Game 6 victory.

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