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The Agony and the Ecstacy

The Yanks lost cause they only scored three runs, Andy wasn’t great, and Joba and Boone served up a couple of homers as the Rays beat ’em but good, 8-3.

But the story of the night in sports was Game 7 of the NBA Finals (and so long David Stern). The Spurs were valiant and the game was close but Lebron James had his best shooting game of the series, Shane Battier finally showed up, and that was the difference. Heartbreak for Tim Duncan and the Spurs.

“Missing a layup to tie the game,” Duncan recalled. “Making a bad decision down the stretch. Just unable to stop Dwyane  and LeBron.  Game 7 is always going to haunt me.”

Back-to-back titles for the Heat.

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1 The Mick536   ~  Jun 21, 2013 8:09 am

Joba Stinks. So does Wells. Bad base running. No hitting. Is it the coaching, the management or the team? Could be all three!

Good basketball for a change, eh.

2 RagingTartabull   ~  Jun 21, 2013 8:40 am

LeBron James is from Akron, Ohio. LeBron James ain't even supposed to be here.

LeBron James was on the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was 16.

3 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 21, 2013 8:45 am

(2) Bah humbug! :)
Best player alive and a joy to watch play basketball. All the other stuff is just media nonsense. We got to see Magic,Bird, Jordan,Pippen, Duncan and LeBron in our lifetime. As sports fans We're lucky!

4 ms october   ~  Jun 21, 2013 8:47 am

[2] andre igoudala is willing to get a life coach for you :)

really great series. feel bad for the spurs but am happy for the heat. really enjoyed watching the work the two teams put in to try and find a way to exploit something. the heat made a few more plays.
i guess i have more time to put to the yankees now which doesn't seem especially appealing.

5 ms october   ~  Jun 21, 2013 8:49 am

[3] agreed mr. ok jazz. glad to see a kindred spirit when it comes to lebron and the heat.

6 monkeypants   ~  Jun 21, 2013 9:08 am

[0] Game 7 may haunt Duncan, but it's game 6 that should really haunt the Spurs. The lost the series when they blew that five point lead late, when they couldn't make just one more free throw down the stretch.

7 monkeypants   ~  Jun 21, 2013 9:13 am

[1] Wells is far, far worse than stinks. That signing was a disaster from the get go, the idiocy of the move hidden by a few hot weeks and the narrative that Vernon suddenly discovered how to "go to right field" and "stay back on the ball" and whatever other mumbo jumbo they were saying back then. He not only stinks, he is now the worst hitter getting regular ABs---worse than Nix, worse than Stewart. .221/.263/.368/.631/70 OPS+ kind of stinks. And yet there he is, ensconced in LF and batting in the middle of the lineup.

Injuries or not, that this organizations deemed two-years of Vernon Wells the right answer to any question still boggles my mind. This one just grinds my gears, and I'm going to keep beating that dead horse (and Vernon Wells is right now most assuredly a dead horse) until his tenure ends.

8 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 21, 2013 9:14 am

4) Agreed. History will say the Spurs gagged and the Heat are somehow superior persons but anyone who watched this series knows it came down to a few possessions. The season came down to a handful of plays. It's not often that happens and the Spurs were great in defeat even though this one will sting.

9 Sliced Bread   ~  Jun 21, 2013 11:05 am

I haven't watched or enjoyed this much NBA basketball in many years. The Knicks brought me back around this year, but they were just the warmup act. LeBron made me stay for the main event, and it was definitly worth watching. He put on a helluva show.
The Heat and Spurs didn't consistently play great "team basketball," but they both could have easily handled the Knicks. The series was definitley an eye-opener for this casual, Knickcentric fan.

10 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 21, 2013 3:28 pm

[4] I think given the team's current state of play one could well argue devoting more attention to them is an especially appalling prospect, indeed.

Oh, wait...never mind.

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