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In Pictures: Highlights from the NBA finals

June 19, 2013

Pyrotechnics are go before the first half of Game 1 of the NBA finals between Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs on June 6. Wilfredo Lee / AP Photo
Pyrotechnics are go before the first half of Game 1 of the NBA finals between Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs on June 6. Wilfredo Lee / AP Photo
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker makes the final shot of Game 1. The Spurs take a 1-0 lead to lay the gauntlet to the defending champions. Lynne Sladky / AP Photo
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker makes the final shot of Game 1. The Spurs take a 1-0 lead to lay the gauntlet to the defending champions. Lynne Sladky / AP Photo
Spurs' Tim Duncan dribbles the ball past Miami's Udonis Haslem. The veteran Duncan is having some kind of a second wind in his NBA career these days. Lynne Sladky / AP Photo
Spurs' Tim Duncan dribbles the ball past Miami's Udonis Haslem. The veteran Duncan is having some kind of a second wind in his NBA career these days. Lynne Sladky / AP Photo
There is a claw-back on the cards in Game 2. Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers moves forward against Spurs' Tony Parker during the second half. With Heat winning, the series is tied 1-1. Wilfredo Lee / AP Photo
There is a claw-back on the cards in Game 2. Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers moves forward against Spurs' Tony Parker during the second half. With Heat winning, the series is tied 1-1. Wilfredo Lee / AP Photo
The championship moves to the Texan city of San Antonio. The Spurs' Danny Green, left, is seen celebrating a point with Gary Neal as the home team are mounting a stiff challenge. Eric Gay / AP Photo
The championship moves to the Texan city of San Antonio. The Spurs' Danny Green, left, is seen celebrating a point with Gary Neal as the home team are mounting a stiff challenge. Eric Gay / AP Photo
Tony Parker, centre, drives on Chris Bosh as the Spurs are hard to stop. Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images / AFP
Tony Parker, centre, drives on Chris Bosh as the Spurs are hard to stop. Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images / AFP
Miami Heat celebrate their second successive NBA title in front of home crowd but not before they were stretched to the distance by the Spurs. Wilfredo Lee / AP Photo
Miami Heat celebrate their second successive NBA title in front of home crowd but not before they were stretched to the distance by the Spurs. Wilfredo Lee / AP Photo
But LeBron James is back to his best again after the Miami Heat fight back in Game 4. Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
But LeBron James is back to his best again after the Miami Heat fight back in Game 4. Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Dwyane Wade is also in his element as he fires shot after shot. Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Dwyane Wade is also in his element as he fires shot after shot. Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Tim Duncan looks at the scoreboard during a timeout. The Spurs are searching for answers. Frederic J Brown / AFP
Tim Duncan looks at the scoreboard during a timeout. The Spurs are searching for answers. Frederic J Brown / AFP
Miami Heat's Chris Andersen ties his shoes during NBA basketball practice on Saturday with the best-of-seven games series even at 2-2. David J Phillip / AP Photo
Miami Heat's Chris Andersen ties his shoes during NBA basketball practice on Saturday with the best-of-seven games series even at 2-2. David J Phillip / AP Photo
LeBron James answered his critics in style in the crucial Game 7 after many claimed he prefers a pass-first approach over scoring. Kevin Cox / Getty Images
LeBron James answered his critics in style in the crucial Game 7 after many claimed he prefers a pass-first approach over scoring. Kevin Cox / Getty Images
Tim Duncan was left a disappointed man after his efforts went in vain in what was probably his last chance at the championship. Steve Mitchell / AP Photo
Tim Duncan was left a disappointed man after his efforts went in vain in what was probably his last chance at the championship. Steve Mitchell / AP Photo
Manu Ginobili, playing in his first start of the season, is having the game of his life. Not only does he shoot 24 points and 10 assists, he is able to stop and block as well. Frederic J Brown / AFP
Manu Ginobili, playing in his first start of the season, is having the game of his life. Not only does he shoot 24 points and 10 assists, he is able to stop and block as well. Frederic J Brown / AFP
Tony Parker, the able leader of the Spurs, is in no less form, scoring 26 points as they win Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead. The championship now moves to Miami for the final two games. Frederic J Brown / AFP
Tony Parker, the able leader of the Spurs, is in no less form, scoring 26 points as they win Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead. The championship now moves to Miami for the final two games. Frederic J Brown / AFP
Chris Bosh, left, who blocked a potential 3-pointer on the buzzer, is seen celebrating with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James after a 103-100 win. The series is alive. Rhona Wise / EPA
Chris Bosh, left, who blocked a potential 3-pointer on the buzzer, is seen celebrating with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James after a 103-100 win. The series is alive. Rhona Wise / EPA
Tim Duncan, right, was in particularly great form, scoring 30 points - his best in the NBA finals since 2003. Kevin C Cox / EPA
Tim Duncan, right, was in particularly great form, scoring 30 points - his best in the NBA finals since 2003. Kevin C Cox / EPA
On to Game 6: it proved to be one of the closest games in an NBA finals history. Here, Mike Miller, left, and LeBron James the Miami Heat vie for a rebound with Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs. Brendan Smialowski / AFP
On to Game 6: it proved to be one of the closest games in an NBA finals history. Here, Mike Miller, left, and LeBron James the Miami Heat vie for a rebound with Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs. Brendan Smialowski / AFP