Spurs draw first blood in NBA finals

Jun 08, 2013, 03:42 IST | Agencies

The well-rested San Antonio Spurs stole home court advantage from the Miami Heat on Thursday with the help of a clutch shot from Tony Parker in the waning seconds of game one of the NBA finals.

Parker, who finished with a game-high 21 points, ran the clock down before nailing an off-balance jump shot with just 5.2 seconds left in regulation as the Spurs beat the mistake-prone Heat 92-88 to take a 1-0 lead in the NBA finals.

Parker held onto the ball for all of the 24 second clock as he bobbed and weaved his way through the Miami defenders before throwing up a desperate jump shot from 16 feet that rattled in to cap the scoring in front of a crowd of 19,775 at the American Airlines arena.

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