Familiar foes and faces will enter the hardwood in the Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs as the San Antonio Spurs are set to get another shot at the title against defending champs, the Miami Heat.
The Western Conference top-seed took a 112-107 victory via overtime in Game 6 of their series versus the Oklahoma City Thunder without the services of all-star point guard Tony Parker due to a sprained left ankle. Despite the absence of Parker, the Spurs were able to escape the head-to-head battle behind the heroics of veteran forward Tim Duncan.
Duncan scored seven straight points in the extra period, finishing with 19 points and 15 boards. Boris Diaw filled-up the scoring hole left by Parker with 26 points on 8-of-14 shooting and 7 of 10 from the line. According to an update posted by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Spurs are hopeful that Parker can play in Game 1 of the Finals series, which is set to commence on June 5.
The Finals series will feature a rematch between the two teams as both ball clubs faced each other last year with the Heat defeating the Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Duncan said that they are happy to have another opportunity at the title and that they are ready to go up against the Heat again, as quoted from a report by Bleacher Report.