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Basketball: Spurs find shooting touch to take Game One as LeBron James suffers cramps

Published on Jun 6, 2014 3:05 PM
 
San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan (right) and Tony Parker of France celebrate during their win over the Miami Heat in Game 1 of their NBA Finals basketball series in San Antonio, Texas on June 5, 2014. Some torrid fourth-quarter shooting led by Danny Green liRfted the San Antonio Spurs to a come-from-behind 110-95 victory over the Miami. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Some torrid fourth-quarter shooting led by Danny Green lifted the San Antonio Spurs to a come-from-behind 110-95 victory over the Miami Heat in the opening game of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

Green scored 11 of his 13 points in the final period as the Spurs hit 14-of-16 shots, including all six from beyond the arc, turning a seven-point deficit into a runaway victory.

LeBron James paced the Heat with 25 points but played only five minutes in the final quarter due to leg cramps. An electrical outage caused the air conditioning to fail at the AT&T Center, creating steamy conditions for both players and fans.

"It sucks at this point in time in the season," said James. "After I made that layup we was down two and, you know, as well as they played we still had a chance. After I came out of the game, they took off. And it was frustrating sitting out and not be able to help our team."

 
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