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Duncan, Spurs Collapse Down the Stretch

MIAMI (AP) – Tim Duncan was delivering a vintage performance, and the San Antonio Spurs were streaking to the franchise’s fifth championship.

Then the 37-year-old forward ran out of gas, and the Spurs collapsed down the stretch like they so rarely have before.

Duncan had 30 points and 14 rebounds in the first three quarters, but was scoreless and grabbed just three boards in the fourth quarter and overtime of San Antonio’s 103-100 overtime loss to the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.

The Spurs led by 10 points at the start of the fourth quarter and by five with 28 seconds to play. But Duncan missed all five of his shots in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Game 7 is on Thursday night in Miami.

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Spurs’ Green sets NBA Finals record for 3-pointers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green set an NBA Finals record for 3-pointers Sunday with 25 against the Miami Heat.

Green broke Ray Allen’s 2008 mark of 22 in a finals series with his fourth 3-pointer of the night early in the third quarter of Game 5. He later added two more and finished with 24 points, shooting 6 of 10 from long range.

It was the fourth time that the once-unheralded swingman has hit at least four 3-pointers this series.

Green is shooting 66 percent from 3-point range this series after breaking the record. He’ll try to add to his total in Game 6 on Tuesday night in Miami.

Allen, who now plays for the Heat, set the previous mark as a member of the Boston Celtics.

The Spurs beat the Heat 114-104 on Sunday.

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