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The Spurs Cool Down The Heat In Game 1

Game 1 belongs to the Spurs.

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( photo credit: ESPN)

A remarkable first play of the NBA Finals- A fast break by the Miami heat- LeBron James with a no look pass to running teammate Dwayne wade who converted with a slam. A minuet later Tony Parker  and the Spurs took control, forcing Erik Spoelstra to take an early timeout. 

Time Duncan was scoreless in the first quarter of his 24th NBA Finals game, along with racking up two fouls by the two minuet mark. The Heat finished the first quarter with a one point lead 24-23.  

Second Quarter

Wade lead the heat in the first half with Thirteen points, followed by LeBron’s Ten points, five assist and eight boards.Bosh picked up three early fouls- Spent most of the fist half watching from the bench. For the Spurs Duncan made a mid-range jumper while time expired at the half finishing with 12 points and nine rebounds, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili had nine and six points respectively. 

Mike Miller: Clutch-Gene

Miami’s Mike Miller had his minuets reduced through out the regular season, even though, he was a big part of last years championship run. It seems as if Erik Spoelstra was saving Miller for the playoffs against the Pacers and Spurs.

If your a person who has kept up with Millers career knows what i’m mean when I say, he is a performer when it comes to big games, pretty sure this guy has the famous clutch-gene in his DNA. 

Third Quarter

Time Duncan started the second half just how he left the first-Mid range jumpers and hook shots were given out to the Heat like punches, and it really damaged Miami. 

Every time the spurs got close to Miami they just kept pulling away. 

LeBron James was one assist shy of a triple-double in the third ending with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assist. Wade didn’t seem like he was slowing down with 17 at the end of the third.

Miami lead end of third. 

Fourth Quarter

The spurs took the lead for the first time, since the first quarter, and they did not look back. Duncan was poised to get his team this win.

The Play of the game was made by Tony Parker a double pump shot on Lebron, that bounced of the backboard with 8 seconds left in the game. 

The spurs took game one 92-88 against the Heat!

Stats

Spurs

Duncan: 20 points, 14 rebounds

Parker: 21 points, 6 assist

Heat

LeBron: 18 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 assist

Wade: 17 points