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» Update: 01:26 AM ET
Tuesday, June 18
Getting close to time to start talking about the Spurs as the best basketball dynasty since Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls.
Spurs 68, Heat 56. That's three and-one three-point plays in a row for the Spurs (Parker, Leonard, Duncan).
Second game in a row where the Spurs have bounced back big time in the second half after the Heat cut their lead to 1 point.
That's an 11-0 Spurs run. That one, and the 17-4 one in first half, may haunt the Heat all summer.
Tim Duncan now has 30 points, three less than his Finals career high of 33 in his first Finals game on June 16, 1999, when he was 23.
Spacing on that play was terrible. Very unlike an out-of-timeout call for the Heat.
If he wins Finals MVP, Tim Duncan (37) would be the second-oldest player to get it. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was 38 when won it in 1985.
Now or never for LeBron. But really, none of the Big 3 have stepped up to lead this team.
Miami Heat Big Three has combined for 28 points so far... or 57 less than they had in Game 4.
LeBron poised to fall into the type of summer he thought he was beyond.
Diaw's +12 don't lie.
Crowd not feeling "T-Shirt Time." No pulse in here.
Andersen now w/ 4. More importantly, both teams now in the penalty.
Bird in fowl trouble. Picks up fourth.
Let's see if that little bit extra rest Tim Duncan got by flying Southwest Business Select on Nov. 29 makes any difference down the stretch.
Miller moving the ball, competing on defense, making smart plays
Since 2-3-2 Finals format began in 1985 8 teams have led 3-2 going on road for last 2 games. 5 won title, all winning Game 6 None won a Gm 7
Smart strategy to trap Ginobili every time he touches it. He's got 5 turnovers already.
Thanks for the updates. Got my eyes up here but not my ears.
Wade back in the game after missing first 2 1/2 minutes of the third quarter. Mario Chalmers driving the ship at this point.
Wade back in.
Wade about to check back in.
This is the first half Ray Allen has started this season.
Wade back, taking off the warmup
I don't have a TV on, so please alert me when ABC reports something
Still no word on why Wade didn't start second half.
A quarter of the lower bowl... still at the concessions. No one took my advice.
Wade is still in the locker room. Took a nasty knock on his knee in the first quarter.
Look for more agrressive LeBron in second half.
No Wade to start the second half. And so it ends?
So...the Heat's big adjustment is starting Ray Allen for Dwyane Wade to begin the second half. OK...
Wait, did Erik Spoelstra just bench Dwyane Wade?
If Spoelstra ever had a halftime moment in him, this is it. We don't need to find after the fact that Juwan took control of the locker room
Not sure if ABC's reported that yet. Don't see Wade on the bench.
"We've come too far, let's turn this up baby! "-Heat DJ on the mic here, met by silence.
Ray Allen starts the second half in place of Dwyane Wade
Tim Duncan or SEAL Team 6? http://t.co/QcE7oFfGnv
Basically, Diaw has become JJ Barea with a thicker waistline and without the model wife
Duncan has 25, but the Spurs have 50. That's not a crazy number. The issue is mostly on the other end for Miami. Jacking Js.
Tim Duncan's 25 points in the first-half is tied for the third-most in his career. Dude is 37.
Kawhi Leonard's been the silent killer this series. Guaranteed Heat don't know what his voice sounds like. Might wanna box him out anyway.
If Heat lose, a week from now you'll find a sleepless Erik Spoelstra in his office watching the 17-4 Spurs run on loop.
This currently stands as one of those LeBron moments that will last an entire summer and then some.
Boris Diaw was waived by the Bobcats in 2012
Spurs will take a matchup of classic Duncan versus nervous Heat jumpers all day.
11-0 Spurs run and a 50-44 halftime lead.
Tim Duncan: 25 points and 8 rebounds on 11-for-13 shooting at halftime. It is the 2013 Finals.
The first Finals game LeBron James ever played, Tim Duncan outscored him 24-14. Duncan is outscoring him tonight 25-9 at the half.
Spurs have been able to close out quarters masterfully all series long. What a deflating end to that half for the Heat.
Same score as halftime of Game 3: 50-44 Spurs. And same way it got there, with the Heat falling apart at end. Big trouble.
Duncan halfway to 50. Heat halfway home.
Might want to think about playing Udonis Haslem in the second half. I don't know, just saying.
Diaw just did to LeBron what LeBron should be doing to Diaw
No Norris Cole so far tonight. After consecutive 18-point games in series against Bulls, has averaged 4.4 points in last 14 games.
Uh, maybe time for Haslem?
Crowd getting antsy and irritated.
Tim Duncan points: 25. Rest of Spurs: 21.
I've never been on a cruise, but in my imagination it's an around-the-clock performance by the Golden Oldies.
Who knew that the best adjustment of this series would be putting Boris Diaw on LeBron James?
Manu Ginobili and Ray Allen still searching for their first points. They scored 45 points combined in Game 5.
That reminded me a bit of 2011. They need to get LeBron on the move. He hasn't been great tonight when stagnant and 1-on-1.
Tim Duncan so crafty, dropped a banana peel on the court in front of LeBron.
LeBron continues to think, think, think when Diaw's on him. Still don't understand.
Chalmers is in crazy Alaska mode right now, fyi. It's a condition.
Love how Bird busted his tail to get back after diving in stands, and first thing Chalmers does is tell him to get out the way.
Tim Duncan's career scoring best in the Finals is 33 in his first Finals game in 1999. He has 19 so far tonight with 4 minutes left in half.
Not to be.
Chris Andersen is a cartoon.
If Andersen gets a dunk now, this place explodes.
Spoelstra made the bargain in this game: single Duncan more, sit Haslem. Try to make it up elsewhere.
Might be the first time I've ever seen Birdman stay down. Hey, it worked.
LeBron's been looking for that foul call on Tim Duncan all series.
Duncan finally has shot go in and out after making first eight Then quickly makes another for 9 of 10
When Duncan isn't dominating Bosh, the Spurs are consistently finding open shooters.
Mario Chalmers averaging 15.5 points in his previous four Finals home games. He has 14 tonight midway through second quarter.
Andersen may foul out on this possession. San Antonio knows what it's doing.
Andersen now on Duncan. This is why Andersen didn't play the past 2 games. Critical stretch.
Heat will be in bonus rest of quarter. This is when the have to attack, not settle for jumpers.
Chris Bosh calls out after Tim Duncan serves him up another one. Chris Andersen tries his hand now.
Tim Duncan looking like Bill Walton against Memphis State.
Duncan 8 of 8, rest of Spurs 8 of 19.
Parker's a sieve on defense tonight, more than usual. Chalmers can keep attacking off the screen.
Mario Chalmers' the game's best point guard?
LeBron returning. Again, that might be the last rest tonight.
Kinda wish we woulda seen Manu v. Wade in 2006 Finals. That woulda been fun.
So Miami goes 9-5 with LeBron on the bench. May buy him another couple minutes.
Spoelstra basically keeping at least two 3-point shooters in at all times.
Bosh with five rebounds already. That's big.
If Danny Green (26-40) misses 12 straight 3-pointers, he'll still be shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc in the Finals.
Heat outscored Spurs 11-4 with Birdman in the game.
Bosh had to come back early because Andersen was exhausted
The Birdman effect
Birdman coming up with the big anti-Splitter defense.
I'm starting to feel like LeBron almost has no choice but to exaggerate contact or he won't get the call.
And still Danny Green gets open?
Danny Green wide open with Birdman falling all over the place.