Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Tony Parker beat the Miami Heat and the shot clock Thursday to help the San Antonio Spurs steal Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
With the Spurs holding a two-point lead in the closing seconds, Parker dribbled into trouble and fell to his knees.
The former Finals MVP recovered just in time and rattled in a leaning 16- foot bank shot, and San Antonio escaped American Airlines Arena with a 92-88 victory to take over homecourt advantage.
The clutch basket, which was reviewed by the officials and left Parker's hand a fraction of a second before the shot clock expired, went through with 5.2 seconds remaining and capped a one-sided fourth quarter.
Parker scored 10 of his 21 points in a deciding frame controlled by the Western Conference champions.
Tim Duncan scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Spurs, who won the fourth quarter by a 23-16 margin to win their seventh straight game and overcome LeBron James' 10th career playoff triple-double.
James finished with 18 points, 18 boards and 10 assists for the Heat, who look to rebound in Game 2 Sunday night. Bradcast time is 6pm on 1200 WOAI, tip off at 7pm
06/06 23:52:28 ET