Camiseta San Antonio Spurs The Spurs held a five-point lead and were 21 seconds away from their fifth championship when James hit a 3-pointer and Allen knocked another one down with 5. 2 seconds left to force overtime.
The stunned Spurs, who aren’t used to letting leads slip away in the closing moments, were outlasted in overtime and spent the next day and a half trying to come to grips with the opportunity they lost.
“That was a devastating loss, ” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said before the game. “To say anything less would be disingenuous. ”
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A victory would mean a remarkable 14 years between Duncan’s first title in 1999 and his fifth. It would also validate the Spurs’ decision to stick with their core of Duncan, Parker and Ginobili for a decade plus, even when they had gone six years between finals appearances Camiseta Tim Duncan pas cher.