San Antonio spurred on to Game 1 win by Tony Parker

Spurs guard Tony Parker drives to the net against Heat centre Joel Anthony during Game 1 of the NBA...

Spurs guard Tony Parker drives to the net against Heat centre Joel Anthony during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena in Miami, June 6, 2013. (MIKE SEGAR/Reuters)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI AGency

, Last Updated: 1:03 AM ET

MIAMI - This looks to be a classic in the making.

A bevy of future hall of famers with quality supporting casts put on a show on Thursday night in a thrilling first Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals.

Defending champion Miami threw a series of heavy shots at the San Antonio Spurs all evening, but could not knock down the proud warriors.

It looked like the champs would win by a decision, until the savvy Spurs did enough late to steal the game 92-88.

Tony Parker, the 2007 Finals MVP, poured in 21 points — 10 in the decisive fourth — including a spectacular bucket with 5.2 seconds remaining, putting the Spurs up by four to seal the closely fought contest.

Tim Duncan, 37, but still The Big Fundamental, added 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs, winners, despite shooting just 41.7% from the field.


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