HoopsHype.com San Antonio Spurs Twitters
» Update: 01:36 AM ET
Tuesday, June 18
Two missed foul shots and two missed defensive rebounds in final 28.2 seconds cost Spurs a title in regulation.
TP runner no good. We have overtime.
This is nuts.
Heat's last two 3-pointers came after offensive rebounds. Just crushing.
Easily a 3-pointer. We have a tie game. Spurs will get last bat with 5.2 seconds to go. Hold on to your freaking hat.
It's going to come down to a review?
Allen makes that shot with 5.2 seconds left. Surreal? Ironic? Words are failing me right now.
It will be young Kawhi Leonard to try and seal the game. 19.4 seconds to go.
So surreal. Duncan standing on rope to keep fans off the court as he attempts to inbound the ball.
Step 1: Get ball inbounds. Step 2: Hold on to it until you are fouled. Step 3: Make ensuing free throws.
LeBron with the 3, after missing one. Spurs lead down to 94-92. They can win with free throws, but have to make them. 20.1 seconds to go.
Miami just imploding. Spurs on 7-0 run, about to add more with FTs.
The next 58 seconds are going to last forever.
Who woke up Tony Parker?
Tony Parker, step-back 3. You were expecting something else?
Spiurs down to 1 time out
Manu giveth, Manu taketh. There is no middle ground.
Getting down to money time here.
Don't know how the players handle this. Sweating through my jacket, and I have zero investment in the outcome.
Can't expect Danny Green to make everything. But he had a couple wide-open looks in 4Q that could have changed things. That's hoops.
If the Spurs lose, the story is LeBron's fourth-quarter awakening plus two-thirds of Spurs' Big Three no-showing.
Spurs just having all kinds of problems creating offense right now.
I think if you had offered the Spurs "trail by 2 heading into final 6 minutes" they would have taken it. But not like this.
Pop mauy be asking for some nasty
That's a 19-5 run for Miami to take its first lead since the second quarter.
Who woke up LeBron?
Time to bring Bobo back to cool LeBron off.
Tiago Splitter to the rescue.
I'd have been more impressed if he'd only been wearing one sock.
Gary Neal, ladies and gentleman. He might not have a nose left after Pop is done with him.
Pop just ripped Neal for leaving Miller wide open for 3
Good way to blow this is to leave Mike Miller like Danny Green wide open.
This is Spurs' title to lose; how long will Pop sit Duncan here at start of 4th?
Just cannot see the Spurs letting this one go.
Tim Duncan: 30. Miami's Big Three: 34.
In the next 12 minutes, I expect the Heat to come out throwing haymakers. Of course, they should have been doing that the whole time.
Twelve minutes to go. Spurs lead 75-65. Still very much a ballgame.
Bobo is sweating gravy right now. Balling so hard.
LeBron got a call. AAA turns into "The Sarcastic Clapping Family."
LeBron might never live down not being able to beat Bobo off the dribble.
There is a potent, especially pungent blend of frustration and rage brewing at the Triple A.
I could read Ray Allen's lips from up here in the mezzanine. Jesus Shuttlesworth said a bad word at Joey Crawford.
Heat still have that gear in their back pocket. But it's hard for them to reach it when Spurs aren't helping them out with turnovers.
Big lead of game for Spurs; Duncan 30 and 12 and on way to his 4th MVP if Spurs win
Tim Duncan with 30 points and 12 rebounds in the third quarter of a closeout game of the NBA Finals and it is 2013.
Timmy with 30 and 12.
An 11-0 run for Spurs, including three traditional 3-point plays.
Again the Heat climbed within one, and again the Spurs are smacking them back. Just like Game 5.
Spo's in the same boat with Wade that Pop has occasionally been in with Manu. Wade clearly killing Heat, but no better options.
LeBron only has five dunks in this series, and I'm almost positive none of them have come in the halfcourt. Pretty fantastic D.
Getting waaaaaaaaaaaay too far ahead of ourselves: But if this kind of thing holds up, Duncan's the Finals MVP now, right?
Free t-shirts, yo.
The Heat at their best swarm with purpose. Just running around aimlessly tonight.
Spurs in bonus for final 5:54 of quarter.
Call will stand.
Refs looking at Ginobili's 3 that started the quarter. It looks like a good call.
8-2 heat run brings TO from Pop; my guess: corner 3 for Green
Like Leonard's aggressiveness on that drive, but he had The Great Danny Green wide open for 3 before he started dribbling. Rare misstep.
Since Game 1 ... the team that has won the third quarter has won the game. Handily. So, maybe worth watching.
The Spurs maybe had a chance to put their foot on the throat here. Instead, Miami's gonna shoot a ton of free throws.
It's almost like the Spurs are trying to kill a power play here. (I just started watching hockey yesterday)
The Heat being in the bonus for the next 8:33 seems like it could be a problem.
Parker's got nothing on his jumper tonight. I'm sure Miami has noticed.
Wade limps back to court, onto floor.
Wade checking in...
27 for 21
AAA is screaming for LeBron to attack every time he touches the ball.
Um. No D-Wade to start 3Q?
This building is approaching Erwinesque levels of deadness.
Halftime. Spurs lead 50-44 and this whole crowd feels like it needs a laxative. Tight, tight, tight.
Getting to watch Tim up close has been the most enjoyable part of my first year on this job, by far. Tonight's game is Exhibit A.
Timmy's season high is 34. Will almost feel like a letdown if he doesn't get 40. This freaking guy...
And this has to be eternally frustrating for the Heat. Lock down the 3-point line, Duncan goes off. Like plugging fingers into a dike.
First 25 pt. Half for Duncan since '07 ... Also last time Spurs won title
That Spurs are up at halftime without a point (but 3 turnovers) is astounding
Generally hate hyperbole, but it's kind of amazing how the next hour might define what people say about LeBron for, like, ever.
11-0 run to end half for Spurs, now up 50-44
Spurs close first half on 11-0 run. Heat go into locker room in clang of jumpers, no FGs in final 5:04.
Miami's last FG came at the 5:04 mark.
AAA is getting really pissed with all these clanked Js. Frustration is palpable.
This is... I don't even... There are no words...
Boris Diaw is pretty spry for a tubby fella, but it seems like the best player in the world should beat him one-on-one.
There's the hammer play. Turnover.
Spurs up to nine TOs. Not so good.
Timmy!!!! 21 points 6 rebounds
I've sort of been waiting for a "let's feature Duncan" game from the Spurs. Heat defensive plan lends itself to that.
Tim Duncan has 21 in the first half of a Finals close-out game. At 50.
Tim Duncan has 21 points with 3 1/2 minutes left in the first half.
LeBron cannot take Bobo off the dribble. This is amazing.
Just for fun: Tim Duncan's high for points in a Finals close-out game is 31, set in 1999 against the Knicks.
Spurs seem to be responding to Heat covering 3-point line with Duncan wrecking people one-on-one.