There are moments every once in a while that remind you why you sit in front of a television and watch all those games, and Tuesday night was one of them.
Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed. He went to the bench, and they chanted his name. The sights and sounds of so many San Antonio spring nights were back Sunday — and the real party might be just a few days away.
The Miami Heat came back to the AT&T Center looking to take a 3-2 lead with the series set to return to South Florida. Instead, the Spurs’ hot shooters stayed hot and San Antonio’s 114-104 victory sends the series back to South Florida.
What should really scare the Miami Heat is that Sunday night should have been a win for them. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 66 points and shot a combined 25-of-53.
Miami Heat owner Micky Arison had a message as he walked to the winning locker room.
LeBron James scored 33 points while playing with the aggression and ferocity that everyone expects of the four-time MVP, leading the Miami Heat to a 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Danny Green made seven of the San Antonio Spurs’ finals-record 16 3-pointers, Tim Duncan had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and the Spurs clobbered the Miami Heat 113-77 on Tuesday night to take 2-1 lead in the series.
The Heat changed things up, and now it is time for Gregg Popovich to adjust. Is there anyone else you would want in that film room and on the practice floor figuring out how to counter those moves more than Popovich?
Sometime between Stephen Jackson’s sideline stumble and J.R. Smith’s soaring slam, the San Antonio Spurs realized this wasn’t their night. Too much fatigue and way too much Knicks defense.
Gregg Popovich only has one job: winning a championship.
Overpowering and dominant in a way not seen since the 1992 Dream Team, the Americans are now two wins from a second straight Olympic gold medal. Argentina awaits.
This was the plan all along: Get to the final week of the Olympic tournament healthy and playing well.
Better than the 1992 Dream Team? Hardly. The United States Olympic basketball team appears to be like well-appointed London tourists who have first-class tickets to all the prime Olympic events.
It’s pointless to compare the 2012 Men’s Olympic basketball roster to the 1992 “Dream Team.” USA’s current roster has their own challenge in front of them.
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