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NBA Finals 2013, Spurs vs. Heat Game 1: San Antonio steals home-court advantage

Led by a brilliant performance from Tony Parker, the San Antonio Spurs came into Miami and stunned the Heat, 92-88, in Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals.

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Heat try for comeback in 2nd straight Finals

The world's best player will face a brilliantly effective squad whose defense is now designed to stop him. Will LeBron James and the Miami Heat bounce back in the NBA Finals for a second straight year?

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LeBron at ease

Despite the Heat being down 1-0 in the Finals, the MVP is totally comfortable in his own skin.

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Joey Crawford to ref Game 2

The NBA's most famous referee will be on the court in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, meaning you have to pay attention to him instead of what should be a brilliant game.

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Parker's big night carries Spurs

Turns out rest was better than rust for the San Antonio Spurs after their nine-day layoff as they took Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals by a score of 92-88 over the Miami Heat. The Heat, fresh off a grueling 7 game series vs the Pacers, came out looking flat from the jump as they fell behind by seven points after just two minutes. Ben Golliver and Paul Flannery of SB Nation report from Miami following the action.

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How the Spurs beat the traps

The San Antonio Spurs committed just four turnovers against a Miami Heat defense that loves to force them. How did the Spurs navigate Miami's traps so well? We explain.

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The Spurs' formula

The San Antonio Spurs took Game 1 of the NBA Finals by limiting turnovers, playing great defense and sharing the ball. This is what they do and it's what teams must do to beat Miami.

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What's wrong with Chris Bosh's game right now?

Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh has struggled to make an impact during the 2013 NBA Playoffs, so what's wrong with his game right now?

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Tony Parker, assistant coach?

Tony Parker didn't just lead the Spurs on the floor, he also did quite a bit of coaching in Thursday night's win over Miami. The man can do everything.

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The Heat's fourth quarter meltdown

The Heat had a three-point lead going into the 4th quarter but were unable to close out the Spurs. Miami's poor shooting (27 percent from the field) and sloppy ball-handling (four turnovers) were just enough to give the Spurs the edge.

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Parker's miracle

The point guard's Globetrotter play iced the game for San Antonio, who played basically mistake-free for 48 minutes.

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GIF Recap: Spurs take Game 1 in Miami

So far the NBA Finals are one-for-one on great games of basketball. Here's Game 1's best moments in GIFs.

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Metta World Peace expertly breaks down Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Couldn't have said it better ourselves, Metta.

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Spurs make late comeback, take thrilling Game 1

The Spurs made a fourth quarter comeback against the Heat to take a 1-0 series lead in the NBA Finals.

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Tony Parker and a game of inches

Look how close Tony Parker's game-sealing shot was to being a shot-clock violation.

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LeBron and Chris Bosh can't believe their foul

"WHAT? NOOOOO WAY? FOR REAL?" - Chris Bosh and LeBron James

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Tony Parker spins around the world

The NBA Finals are here, and this is the best.

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Manu Ginobili zips a curveball through 2 defenders

It's baseball season and Manu Ginobili is throwing curveballs.

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Heat lead Spurs through first half of Game 1

The Heat have a three-point lead with one half of Game 1of the NBA Finals in the books.

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David Stern knows where he hides the dead bodies

Who let Bill Simmons into the press room?

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Referee assignments for Game 1 of Spurs vs. Heat

Monty McCutchen leads the referee crew for Game 1 between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.

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The NBA's toughest riddle

Tony Parker has become impossible to stop, possessing all the tools and the creativity to prevent a team from keying in on a tendency. Good luck, Miami.

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11 myths about the NBA Finals

The Hook takes a look at a number of stupid themes revolving around the Finals and dismisses them.

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The sympathetic Spurs

Once seen as the big, bad evil empire, the San Antonio Spurs are assuming a different role as the 2013 NBA Finals gets underway.

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Dwyane Wade's history against the Spurs

Miami Heat star guard Dwyane Wade has struggled in the 2013 NBA Playoffs, but he has some encouraging experiences to draw upon for the team's NBA Finals matchup with the San Antonio Spurs.

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Heat heavy favorites to win another NBA title

The sports books say the Heat are good bets to score their second consecutive NBA title, while LeBron James is the favorite to win the NBA Finals MVP again.

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How to watch the NBA Finals online, on TV

Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy will have the call of Game 1 on ABC and online on ESPN3, while the game can also be found on ESPN Radio with Mike Tirico and Hubie Brown.

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New-look LeBron remembers '07 loss to Spurs

LeBron James seeks revenge for the San Antonio Spurs' 2007 NBA Finals victory over him and the Cavaliers.

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Gregg Popovich yucks it up at Spurs' presser

The San Antonio coach addressed calling Tim Duncan old, his team of nice guys and the curious change in the Spurs' three-point shooting.

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LeBron could defend all 5 positions in Finals

The greatness of LeBron's defense could be on full display in the upcoming series against San Antonio.

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McGrady to consider retirement after Finals

After skipping on the regular season only to land with the Western Conference champs, 34-year-old Tracy McGrady will consider retirement after the NBA Finals.

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