Spurs face Heat in NBA finals

Published On: Jun 01 2014 12:05:15 AM EDT
Updated On: Jun 01 2014 03:01:34 AM EDT
Spurs Thunder Game 6

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -

The San Antonio Spurs will meet the Miami Heat in the NBA finals. The Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime to win the Western Conference Finals in Oklahoma City Saturday.

This is a rematch of the 2013 NBA Finals, the first back-to-back rematch since 1998, when Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls repeated over Karl Malone's Utah Jazz.

Miami — the NBA's two-time defending champion — eliminated Indiana from the East finals Friday night, also in six games.

"The two best teams will meet," Heat guard Dwyane Wade Told the Associated Press. "We're just happy and excited that we're one of the best."

The Spurs and Heat split two meetings this season, both winning by comfortable margins at home. Game 1 of this year's Finals is Thursday night in San Antonio.

"It's unbelievable to regain that focus after that devastating loss that we had last year," San Antonio's Tim Duncan said. "But we're back here. We're excited about it. We've got four more to win. We'll do it this time."

It's the sixth trip to the Finals for San Antonio, which won titles in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007 before falling to the Heat last season in a series that had some unbelievable drama. The Spurs held a 3-2 series lead and were leading by five points with 28.2 seconds left in Game 6 at Miami, before Ray Allen's 3-pointer capped a wild rally and forced overtime, where the Heat ultimately prevailed.

Miami then won Game 7, 95-88.

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