With 31.3 seconds left in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, there stood the San Antonio Spurs holding a 90-88 lead over the Miami Heat just after LeBron James had knocked down both of his free throws to bring the Spurs’ lead to two points.
From there, Tony Parker would put himself in the Finals highlight real with one significant play. Parker and the Spurs would drive the ball up the floor and after running down the clock, Parker got caught dribbling with James hovering over him. At times it looked like Parker was going to lose the ball as he even fell to one knee, but he was able to regain his balance and shoot a shot that went off the backboard to give his Spurs the game clinching basket 92-88 with 5 seconds remaining.
“It was a crazy play,” said Parker after the game. “I thought I lost the ball three or four times. And it didn't work out like I wanted it to. At the end I was just trying to get a shot up. It felt good when it left my hand. I was happy it went in.”no comments