Game 1 of the Finals was an instant classic. The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a sweltering hot AT&T Center to give us a game that came down to the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
Of course, the game will be remembered as the one LeBron James sat out the final stretch of the game due to cramps. After he sat for good, San Antonio went on a 16-3 run, taking a 1-0 lead in the 2014 NBA Finals.
Before we turn our attention to Game 2 in San Antonio on Sunday, let’s take a look back at some of the best moments from Game 1:
Ray Allen channeled his inner Jesus Shuttlesworth, going coast to coast before taking off for a one-handed slam.
James’ critics will be loud and clear Friday morning, blasting the superstar for sitting out the final moments of the game with cramps.
But let’s not forgot one of the most awesome 3-point shots of the season. James, without even looking at the basket, steps back beyond the arc and drains one from downtown.
Then, there was bad LeBron.
When the heat of the arena began to get to James, cramps forced him out of the game with Miami trailing by 3. On the bench, James looked to be in serious pain.