It was everything one could possibly want in a game: A championship and legacies on the line, elite performances by two living legends, a seesaw battle, an epic shot by the best shooter in history to tie the game with 5.2 seconds left, and an overtime session to sort it all out.
For the Miami Heat, the performance thoroughly reinforced to everyone their will and amazing ability to fight through internal and external obstacles to get the job done
James played all 12 minutes of the third quarter, which admittedly drained him to some extent before the beginning of the pivotal final period.
That was when the San Antonio Spurs overtook the suddenly sloppy Miami Heat and escaped with a 92-88 victory that now has the defending champions in must-win mode.
MIAMI — There are two players in the NBA Finals who have been nearly impossible to stop during the 2012-13 postseason, LeBron James, and Tony Parker.
In 16 games, James is shooting 51.4% from the field, averaging 26.2 points, 6.2 assists, 7.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 41 minutes per game for the Miami Heat.
And truthfully, the numbers don’t even do him justice because of the way he impacts the game at both ends of the court…