HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Next man up.
The Spurs Way.
Sheer basketball beauty.
Explain it any way you can. But know this, the San Antonio Spurs were clearly meant for this, for this moment and for this rematch they have earned against the Miami Heat in The Finals — starting Thursday night in San Antonio.
You don’t go on the road for a close-out Game 6 against the MVP (Kevin Durant) and the force of nature (Russell Westbrook), lose your superstar point guard (Tony Parker) at halftime to ankle soreness and be anything but destined for The Finals.
Ultimately it was the ageless wonder that is Tim Duncan (aka The Big Fundamental, aka Old Man Riverwalk, aka Timmay, aka … you get the point) who went right at Serge Ibaka in overtime for the game-clinching baskets.
He had tons of help. Boris Diaw, Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili and others chipped in to send this crew back to The Finals in back-to-back years for the first time in the #SpursWay era.
Heat-Spurs Round II is on … history in the making!
Let’s do it again San Antonio and Miami … see you Thursday!
First Finals rematch (two consecutive years) since 1998. And with how good last year's series was, it's a great time for it.—
John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) June 01, 2014
They call it the #SpursWay my friend!