Thousands upon thousands of fans took to the San Antonio streets for more than two hours after Game 5 on Sunday, clogging downtown lanes, waving flags from truck beds, hanging out of car windows, honking horns unremittingly and screaming as if the championship had already been won.
San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (20) scored 24 points, his highest-scoring game of the season, in the Game 5 win.
SAN ANTONIO - With the old Manu Ginobili back, the San Antonio Spurs looked like champs again.
The Spurs' Tony Parker's strained right hamstring may be feeling better, but he concedes it "can tear anytime now." Because it's the NBA Finals, he says he will play anyway.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker's hamstring, not Dwyane Wade's knee, is the current chief injury concern.
San Antonio's Manu Ginobili has shot a career-worst 38 percent in the playoffs. Only one of his last 11 three-point attempts has connected.
SAN ANTONIO - What's the matter with Manu?
Miami's LeBron James shot 7-for-21 with no free throws in the 36-point loss in Game 3 Tuesday. "As dark as it was last night, can't get no darker than that, especially for me," he said.
SAN ANTONIO - Game 4 of the NBA Finals will tell more about the Miami Heat than a 66-win regular season ever could.
Sebastien De La Cruz, a San Antonio 11-year-old who sang the national anthem before the start of the Tuesday night NBA finals game was immediately targeted by racist tweets.
San Antonio's Danny Green goes up to block a shot by Miami's LeBron James in the second quarter. The Spurs made James largely ineffective until late in the third quarter.
San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard, who had 14 points and 12 rebounds, dunks in the second half. Miami's LeBron James missed 11 of his first 13 shots, thanks to Leonard's defense.
SAN ANTONIO - From big threes to Big Three, the Spurs had it all in the NBA Finals' raucous return to San Antonio.
LeBron James' block of Spurs center Tiago Splitter's dunk changed the momentum in Game 2.
SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili sat in mostly stunned silence, all that playoff experience not preparing them for how they felt after two games.
MIAMI - The other guys evened the series.