Wednesday night Spurs fans flooded downtown for a celebration the city hasn’t seen in seven years; since the last time the team brought home an NBA championship.
The doors of the Alamodome opened at 4:30 p.m. and by 8 p.m. nearly every single seat was taken with nearly 70,000 people in attendance. Many fans waited up to five hours to see the team show off the five golden Larry O’Brien Trophies. Overhead, replays of game five and the Spurs river parade played on a large video screens as fans entered the arena.
The San Antonio Spurs have brought a fifth NBA title to the Alamo City after beating the Miami Heat last night 104-87. Following the win, downtown filled with Spurs fans reveling in the continuation of a dynasty.
San Antonians crowded Alamo, Market, Commerce and Houston streets following last nights win so well that SAPD had to divert honking traffic down side streets. Spurs fans have been waiting seven years for another title and wanted a victory after last year’s loss to the Heat.
In a dramatic Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs triumphed over the Miami Heat to win the NBA title Sunday night, closing out the series with a 104-87 victory.
After a dismal start, the Spurs rallied and turned things around, entering halftime with a 47-40 lead. When the game resumed, they never looked back and were up by more than 20 points multiple times in the second half.
The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat last night by a score of 107-86, the second game in row with 20 point edge. In a sea of silver and black, fans of the Spurs crowded outside the team's private airport terminal early this morning to wait for the team to arrive back home.
About 200 fans stood under flashing skies following a torrential downpour less than an hour before. A DJ played music to keep them entertained. Superfan Lindsey Garcia said she drove from Lytle to welcome the team.
Last night the San Antonio Spurs claimed victory over the Miami Heat in game one of the NBA Finals 110-95, leading to plenty of celebration downtown.
The Spurs both gained and lost double digit leads throughout the night until Heat forward LeBron James was taken off the court in the fourth quarter due to leg cramps. Fan Gary Cooper said the first victory makes a statement.
“It’s proof positive we’re after revenge; we’re after blood,” Cooper said. “We want the head of the king and we want it now.”
The first game of the NBA finals was a scorcher. Yes, it was played indoors – but the air conditioning in San Antonio's arena broke down, leaving the host Spurs and the Miami Heat sweating in 90-degree temperatures. The Spurs overcame the heat, and the Heat, 110-95.
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For the first time, the San Antonio Spurs left the NBA finals empty handed, as the Miami Heat claimed victory last night. But even though the Spurs lost, fans still gathered downtown post-game to show support for the team.
During the game, cheers echoed throughout downtown. But the as the final seconds of game seven ticked away, hope gave way to heartbreak as the Heat gained a slight advantage over the Spurs, clinching the title 95-88.