LeBron James, 28, has put himself in the best-ever conversation because of his "unique" work ethic, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said.
MIAMI - Suddenly, LeBron James' oft-mocked suggestion of multiple titles - "not two, not three, not four" - during the Miami Heat's celebration of its free agency coup in 2010 doesn't look like a punch line anymore.
MIAMI — LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down.
MIAMI - Game 7s do more than settle championships. They define legacies.
Tim Duncan will be shooting for his fifth NBA title with San Antonio in Game 7 tonight.
LeBron James loomed large against Tony Parker and the Spurs on Tuesday night with a triple-double and a huge fourth quarter.
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.