Video: Relive epic Heat-Spurs 2013 Finals
In you case you forgot about the theatrics supplied by the Heat and Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals, the video below should jog your memory.
As Miami and San Antonio prepare for the rematch, here's a quick synopsis of the Heat's dramatic victory in seven games last year:
• Game 1: Tony Parker hit an improbable game-sealing jumper in San Antonio's 92-88 win.
• Game 2: Down by one point late in the third quarter, the Heat unleashed a 33-5 run to pull away for a 103-84 victory, which was highlighted by LeBron James' spectacular block of Tiago Splitter's dunk attempt.
• Game 5: Manu Ginobili broke out of his slump with 24 points and 10 assists in his first start of the season, Green set a Finals record for three-pointers and the Spurs cruised 114-104 to move within one victory of their fifth title.
• Game 6: The Spurs were 28 seconds from the championship before Miami erased a five-point deficit in regulation (thanks in large part to Ray Allen) and prevailed in overtime 103-100. In a Sports Illustrated story that ran in December, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of Allen's game-tying three-pointer with 5.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter: "It goes through my mind every day. It's gone through my mind every day since the game, and I'll be happy when it only goes through my mind once a week."
• Game 7: James scored 37 points, including a key jumper and two free throws in the final 30 seconds, as the Heat held on 95-88 to win their second title in a row. The Spurs' Tim Duncan is probably still ruing his missed bunny that would have tied the game at 90-90 with 50 seconds remaining. Duncan is relishing another shot at Miami, though. "We'll do it this time," he said after San Antonio advanced to the Finals on Saturday.
Can San Antonio and Miami top this?Video via the NBA