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Heat & Spurs Battle For Legacies In Game 7

And then there was one. One game to decide the value of a year’s worth of work trying to become NBA champion. For one team, it’s one last shot at glory as the window is nearly closed on a historic run and for the other, immortality winning back-to-back championships.

06/20/2013

Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs pauses while speaking to reporters during a practice day before Game 7 of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena June 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are tied, 2 to 3, in a 7 game series and will compete to win the series June 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Spurs Rely On Togetherness To Overcome Collapse

Through heartbreaking losses and hair-raising victories, through Game 7s of the NBA Finals and Game 46s of the regular season, through contract extension after contract extension, what has defined these San Antonio Spurs more than anything else is the simple fact that they stick together.

97.1 The Ticket–06/20/2013

LeBron James (6) of the Miami Heat waits to shoot during a practice day before Game 7 of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena June 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are tied, 2 to 3, in a 7 game series and will compete to win the series Thursday night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

A Game 7 With More On The Line Than An NBA Title

He is the best player in the game and this is the best moment in his sport.

97.1 The Ticket–06/20/2013

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 18: A general view of the arena as the San Antonio Spurs play the Miami Heat during Game Six of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 18, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

When Fans Leave A Game Early

This is what we are talking about today. Fans bolting on their team.

97.1 The Ticket–06/19/2013

Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs reacts on court during overtime in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena June 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Miami defeated San Antonio 103-100 in overtime to even the best-of-seven championship series 3-3. AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Why The Spurs Must Win Game 7

Nobody wants to be remembered for choking. Just ask Bill Buckner.

97.1 The Ticket–06/19/2013

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5 Things to Watch For In Game 6 of NBA Finals

Five things to watch for in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, as the San Antonio Spurs try to clinch their fifth title and end the Miami Heat’s reign on Tuesday night:

06/18/2013

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Spurs A Model Of Patience & Success

The Spurs have long been the NBA’s gold standard when it comes to drafting and development, preferring to roll up their sleeves and scour the globe to find the right players to slot into well-defined roles in San Antonio.

06/18/2013

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Heat Need Big Game From James Again

A little more than a year ago, the Miami Heat stood on the verge of elimination in the Eastern Conference Finals. The team’s heart and the ability of the Big Three were being questioned left and right ahead of Game 6 of the Conference Finals.

06/18/2013

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Leach’s Lists: NBA Finals Game 6 Preview

Well all you fine NBA fans got what you wanted, well at least most of you.

97.1 The Ticket–06/18/2013

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Lay Off LeBron

As someone who works in the media and gets paid to have silly debates about silly subjects, it makes me the ultimate hypocrite to say this. But I’m going to say it anyway.

97.1 The Ticket–06/18/2013

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