Hamilton: In Game 1, For Tony Parker, 24 Seconds Was a Lifetime

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MIAMI — Time waits for no man … unless you happen to be Tony Parker in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. He held the fate of the league’s two best teams and the collective attention of the basketball universe in his hands. For 23.9 seconds, the Spurs held the ball, ahead by two points. They needed one final basket to steal a Game 1 victory they knew they had come too far to leave Miami without. Parker made a shot for the

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Tweet of the Night: Eliza Dushku and others around the league appreciate Tony Parker’s dagger shot

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Wow. That shot by #Parker was no joke.. Big shot. #Spurs #heat
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Eliza Dushku, the actress and girlfriend of former NBA player Rick Fox, may have said it best when Tony Parker hit an incredibly unlikely shot over the defense of LeBron James with 5.2 seconds left in Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.That was no joke, indeed. The way he managed to get the shot off after struggling to regain control of the ball for much of the possession was impressive enough, but

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Bauman: LBJ and TP: Two Unstoppable Forces, Who will be Immovable Object?

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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…

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Sheridan Video: Spurs Will Win in 7 Because …

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… because they won’t choke on the grandest of stages at the grandest of moments. They are mentally incapable of laying the type of egg that the Indiana Pacers dumped on us all last night. There are more reasons, detailed below — both in print, and in the video below with CineSort’s Noah Coslov.

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Schayes: Why The Championship Formula Always Works (Until it Doesn’t)

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Three years ago after “The Decision” and the free agent signing of Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat were declared the NBA Champions for the next 10 years. Who could beat them? They were loaded. They had filled the requirements of “The Championship Formula” and the future was set. Barring a catastrophic injury (or a cataclysmic Game 7 against the Pacers), the trophy was ready to be engraved! What is this formula that wins championships? Is it something new? Does it really

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