Spurs try to maintain perspective after series-shifting loss

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Tim Duncan's Spurs struggled to score against a Heat defense that blocked seven shots in Game 4.

Tim Duncan's Spurs struggled to score against a Heat defense that blocked seven shots in Game 4.

They remained optimistic. They had turned the NBA Finals into a best-of-three, which is better than anyone would have guessed for the Spurs weeks or months ago. They still had a lot to play for and yet they had lost something along the way here Thursday night. It was the thought they put off to the side that was bothering them: The idea that they may look back one week from now and realize this had been their best chance.