December 19, 2014

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NBA finals: More than just a title on the line tonight when the Heat and Spurs square off in game 7

MIAMI — Game 7s do more than settle championships. They define legacies. No matter what happens tonight, LeBron James and the Miami Heat, and Tim Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs have already won NBA titles and secured a place in history. Now is their opportunity to elevate it. The truly memorable teams won the hard way, Read More…

NBA finals: Ray Allen’s huge 3-pointer and LeBron James’ clutch play beat Spurs, ensure Game 7

MIAMI — LeBron James saved a championship reign and canceled a celebration. The toughest part now might be topping this performance in Game 7. “It’s by far the best game I’ve ever been a part of,” James said. He wouldn’t let the Miami Heat lose it — or their NBA title. If the San Antonio Read More…

NBA finals: Heat, Spurs have been here before, know what they have to do

MIAMI — The Miami Heat wasn’t supposed to be in this situation. Not now, anyway. Coming home from Texas with its season on the line in 2011 was one thing. Miami’s Big Three were at the end of their first year together — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh still trying to figure it Read More…

Will Spurs and Heat be good, bad or just plain ugly? Tough to say in an NBA Finals of wild ups and downs

SAN ANTONIO — At their best in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have forced turnover after turnover, finding a gear the San Antonio Spurs just can’t reach. Play in Game 5 as they have during their two easy victories in the series, and LeBron James’ defending champs will head home just one win away Read More…

NBA finals: Spurs thrive on threes, make 16 in crushing Heat on way to 2-1 series lead

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SAN ANTONIO — Danny Green and Gary Neal aren’t NBA royalty like LeBron James. Either undrafted or unwanted, they were at one time more likely to be found playing in a summer league or some other country than against the mighty Miami Heat. On Tuesday, they led the San Antonio Spurs to one of the Read More…

NBA finals: Spurs use a little luck and lots of pluck to grab Game 1 against the Heat

MIAMI — The San Antonio Spurs still have that winning NBA Finals formula of good defense and a little luck on offense. Tim Duncan overcame a slow start to finish with 20 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Parker banked in a desperation jumper on a broken play with 5.2 seconds left and the Spurs withstood Read More…