SAN ANTONIO — The game was not decided with 6:43 left in the fourth quarter.
But when San Antonio looks back at blown opportunities in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, this sequence will come to mind.
Mario Chalmers (who has struggled these Finals) was driving the lane when he elbowed Tony Parker in the gut. After the game LeBron James and other Heat players tried to say that the elbow was inadvertent, it certainly didn’t look like that to me. That was intentional and deserved a flagrant.
Tony Parker went to the line and missed both.
“(Pain from the blow) definitely affected me but I’m a little frustrated, should have made them,” Parker said after the game.
San Antonio got the ball out of bounds, ran a play where Tim Duncan got the ball in the paint and was fouled while shooting. He went to the line and then missed his shots.
Four missed free throws on one play.
At the other end, LeBron James knocked down a three.
San Antonio had been up two and could have been up six, instead one possession later they were behind by one.
It was a blown opportunity.