Agencies, Oklahoma City
Tim Duncan scored seven of his 19 points in overtime as San Antonio Spurs beat Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in game six on Saturday to set up an NBA finals rematch with the Miami Heat.
Duncan also added 15 assists and power forward Boris Diaw came off the bench to score 26 points for the Spurs, who won the Western Conference final series four games to two. “This victory is really sweet because we know we played one helluva team,” said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
San Antonio will host the first game of the National Basketball Association finals on Thursday against the two-time defending champion Heat, who beat them in seven games last season.
Miami defeated the Indiana Pacers 117-92 Friday to win the other league semi-final in six games and punch their ticket to their fourth straight finals. The Heat will be well rested for game one having had five days off. This is the first NBA finals rematch since the Chicago Bulls battled the Utah Jazz in 1997 and 1998.