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NBA: San Antonio Spurs vs. New Jersey Nets

1. June 4, 2003: Spurs vs. Nets, Game 1. After a six-game Western Conference finals win over the Dallas Mavericks, the Spurs faced Jason Kidd and the New Jersey Nets, representing the East for the second straight year. Duncan wasted no time letting New Jersey know they were in for a rough matchup, scoring 32 points, grabbing 20 rebounds, blocking seven shots, dishing six assists and snagging three steals in a 101-89 win.

Tim Duncan's top 10 NBA Finals performances

May 30, 2013

After a four-game sweep of the Grizzlies, Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs are headed back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007 and the fifth time in Duncan’s career. All four prior trips ended with the Spurs hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy; three (1999, 2003, 2005) ended with Duncan as Finals MVP.


He’s one of the great Finals performers in NBA history, averaging 22.7 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and three blocks per game in the championship round, and his 22 Finals games have included some amazing individual efforts. Let’s take a look at the 10 best NBA Finals performances from the first-ballot Hall of Famer.