Tony Parker who was guarded by LeBron James in the 4th quarter banked in a 16-footer with 5.2 seconds left. Depending on what angle you reviewed the play or what team you supported the shot was either super lucky or a bad call.  Parker had 21 points and the older San Antonio Spurs out lasted the younger Miami Heat 92-88 for the win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

Tim “Fundamentals” Duncan had double double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. He also added in three blocks on the night. The Spurs have a chance to win their fifth NBA Championship. There was no rust on the old guys who have not been to the big show since 2007.

LeBron “King” James had 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists for the triple-double. This was King James 10th for his career in the playoffs. However it was his lowest scoring output of the playoffs. Dwyane Wade’s knee did not look to be an issue in this game. Wade scored 17 points but it was not enough for the defending champions. It should be interesting to see what adjustments the Heat make for Game 2 on Sunday night in Miami.

By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. | |