Tim Duncan Says Game 7 Loss Will Always Haunt Him

by June 21, 2013

Tim Duncan missed an absolutely wide open layup with a chance to tie Game 7 in the dying moments. The San Antonio Spurs would never get any closer, as they went down to the champion Miami Heat 95-88. A devastated Tim Duncan talked to the press afterwards about his frustrations. Per the Express-News: “They took an early lead, and weathered the best LeBron James had to offer to stay within two points inside the final minute. But the reigning MVP had one too many answers for the Spurs, hitting the clinching jumper — his ninth of the game, including a Finals record five 3-pointers — with 27.9 seconds left after Duncan missed two point-blank shots at the tying basket. ‘The obvious word is ‘disappointing,’ said Duncan, borderline catatonic at the interview podium. ‘Tough end to the game. Made some bad decisions, missed some shots. I don’t know what to say. We gave ourselves opportunities to win the game, we just couldn’t turn that corner. To be in a Game 6 … and two chances to win and NBA championship and not to do it, that’s tough to swallow. Probably for me, Game 7 is always going to haunt me.'”