NBA: San Antonio Spurs to face Miami Heat in finals

The San Antonio Spurs will face Miami Heat in this tears NBA finals.

The Spurs booked their place after a thrilling 112-107 overtime victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.

They will play Miami Heat in the finals, which will see a rematch of last year when the Heat won a thrilling series 4-3.

With point guard Tony Parker lost in the second half due to an ankle injury, the Spurs relied on their deep bench and then went to veteran power forward Tim Duncan in overtime to clinch a victory that gave them the Western Conference Finals 4-2.

Duncan scored the last seven points for the Spurs, who dumped the ball to him down low and let him deliver a master lesson on post-up basketball to the Thunder’s premier shot blocker Serge Ibaka.

The virtuoso overtime performance by Duncan gave him 19 points in the game along with a game-high 15 rebounds.

Bench player Boris Diaw led San Antonio with 26 points while fellow reserve Manu Ginobili scored 15 points.

San Antonio outscored the Thunder 37-20 in the third quarter to seize a 10-point lead heading into the fourth but, after extending the edge to 12 points early in the last quarter, a frantic comeback allowed Oklahoma City to tie the game and send it into overtime.

Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 34 points and Kevin Durant added 31 for Oklahoma City, who had only five players break into the scoresheet and came up short in the end.

The Spurs will host Lebron James and the Heat in Game One in San Antonio on Thursday.