NBA releases 2013 Finals Game 1 micro-movie

Saturday June 8th, 2013

Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals opened with a bang courtesy of a vicious Dwyane Wade dunk and closed with a dramatic flourish, thanks to Tony Parker's game-sealing jumper.

The NBA has compiled all of the action from San Antonio's 92-88 victory on Thursday night into a six-plus minute micro-movie video package. Tim Duncan shakes off a slow start to finish with a double-double. LeBron James puts up a triple-double, even though he mostly let the game come to him. Danny Green chipped in four big three-pointers. Pick your favorite sub-plot -- James' revenge for the 2007 Finals, Wade playing through knee pain, coaching wizard Gregg Popovich pushing all the right buttons -- and it's likely covered somewhere in this tape.

What better way to spend time during the two off days between Games 1 and 2?

Parker finished with 21 points, six assists and zero turnovers in 40 minutes to overcome 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists from James. Duncan added 20 points and 14 rebounds as he took one step closer to the fifth title of his career.

Game 2 is set for Miami's American Airlines Arena on Sunday night before the series shifts to San Antonio's AT&T Center for Game 3 on Tuesday. Look for similar micro-movies after every game of the Finals.

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