SPORTS: Spurs set up Finals rematch with Heat

Spurs_Tim_Duncan_Heat_LeBron_James_2013Fans have been waiting all series long to see an instant classic in the Western Conference Finals, but it was all worth it after Saturday night’s thriller between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs in Game 6. The Spurs prevailed, 112-107, in overtime to win their sixth Western Conference title.

The game was competitive throughout, but it’s the last minute of regulation and overtime period that will be remembered the most.

With 58 seconds to go, Kevin Durant hit two free throws to tie the game at 97-97.

Manu Ginobili had his shot blocked by Serge Ibaka 14 seconds later. There was some discussion as to whether Ibaka committed goaltending, but the ball appeared to be on the rise when he made contact.

ESPN.com’s Kevin Pelton thought the officials should’ve erred on the side of caution, because a goaltending call at that stage of the game would’ve been reviewable:

 After a Durant layup gave the Thunder a 99-97 lead with 32 seconds left, Ginobili answered back with a three-pointer, putting the Spurs up, 100-99.

Read more: Bleacher Report

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