Danny Green scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 110-95 come-from-behind victory over the Miami Heat in the opening game of the NBA Finals. San Antonio trailed by seven in the final period but out-scored the Miami 31-9 over the last nine-plus minutes. The Spurs drained six three-pointers, including three by Green, over the last six minutes

 

 

Danny Green scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 110-95 come-from-behind victory over the Miami Heat in the opening game of the NBA Finals. San Antonio trailed by seven in the final period but outscored the Miami 31-9 over the last nine-plus minutes.

The Spurs drained six three-pointers, including three by Green, over the last six minutes. San Antonio were led in scoring by Tim Duncan's 21 points and Tony Parker's 19. LeBron James paced Miami with 25 points, followed by Dwyane Wade with 19 and Chris Bosh with 18.

Fifty-eight percent shooting, including 13-of-25 from beyond the arc, helped the Spurs overcome a 22-turnover performance. The second game of the finals, a re-match of last year won by the Heat in seven games, will be in San Antonio on Sunday, before the series shifts to Miami for the next two games.

San Antonio led 54-49 at the half behind 15 points from Duncan, who hit six-of-seven from the floor to the delight of the sold-out crowd at the AT&T Center. The Spurs held a 69-67 lead with just under four minutes left in the third quarter but veteran guard Ray Allen scored six points of an 8-0 Miami run to give the Heat a 75-69 lead.

An electrical outage at the arena caused the air conditioning to stop working, allowing temperatures to approach 90 degrees courtside. Despite the sweltering conditions, the crowd remained raucous until the end.

 

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