Game 1 of the NBA Finals, a San Antonio Spurs 110-95 win over the Miami Heat, had a little bit of everything — moments of great defense, key offensive runs and even a cramp that forced the best player in the world, LeBron James, to miss the last eight minutes of the ball game because the air-conditioning failed to work at the AT&T Center.
In other words, it forced him into severe muscle cramps.
But I swear, it was a great game. It was just a weird ending. We now officially have either the “Heat Game” or the “Cramp Game” in NBA Finals history. Again, weird.
Tim Duncan finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds, Tony Parker added 19 points and eight assists and Manu Ginobili had 16 points and 11 assists in the win for the Spurs.
In the loss, James finished with 25 points, six rebounds and three assists. Dwyane Wade had 19 points and Chris Bosh added 18 points and nine rebounds.
Game 2 is in San Antonio on Sunday night, and there will be AC. We think. The issue has been fixed, hopefully it doesn’t break again.
Here is LeBron James mic-d up during Game 1 of the NBA Finals: