Friday, June 24, 2005

Spurs win NBA Title

Box Score: 81-74 (Pistons Loss)

SAN ANTONIO - With the NBA title on the line, Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs proved themselves worthy champions. Duncan came up huge in the second half after having the worst playoff series of his career, and Manu Ginobili had another breakthrough performance Thursday night to lead the Spurs past the Detroit Pistons 81-74 in a Game 7 that was as thrilling as it was rare.

In a matchup of the past two NBA champions, the Spurs came through in the clutch to win their third title in seven years and deny Detroit the chance to repeat. The Spurs are certainly not a dynasty, but their staying power as a championship caliber team helps validate a legacy that history will respect.

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I don't have much to say because I was rooting for the Pistons.

Photo: REUTERS/Marc Serota