Manu Ginobili, Spurs ponder how title-clinching game got away

Wednesday June 19th, 2013
The Spurs were seconds away from an NBA title on Tuesday night, but they couldn't knock off the Heat.
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If anyone would have offered the Spurs the opportunity to play a Game 7 in the NBA Finals any time over the years since they won the last of Duncan's four titles, they would have been grateful. But there was no such gratitude on this lonely night. They went 16-for-49 in the second half and overtime, and Duncan went 0-for-5 in the fourth quarter and overtime. Duncan, Parker and Ginobili are going to spend the long night and the next day thinking about all of the different times they might have made the one extra play that would have ended their season happily by now. Instead of looking forward to the chance to come, they were obsessed with the fact that they shouldn't be playing at all.

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