No AC? No problem, for the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The defiant Spurs rallied to an early Finals advantage in the midst of an air conditioning failure that took a visible toll on both teams. Cramping issues in the sweltering Heat proved problematic for LeBron James, who much fourth quarter and finished with 25 points. From there, Danny Green went nuts and gave San Antonio the momentum they needed to cap off a 110-95 Game 1 W as they look to begin the road to redemption. “It felt like a punch in the gut when you see your leader limping to bench like that. But we still had a chance after that,” said Erik Spoelstra on LeBron’s troubles. Game 2 is next on Sunday from San Antonio, and hopefully for everyone’s sake they’ll have the cooling situation in order by then.
The French Open continues as the women’s singles field narrows down, with No. 7 Maria Sharapova and No. 4 Simona Halep advancing to a finals showdown. They’ll meet Saturday morning at 5AM Eastern in what should be a closely contested title match.
You’ll find all the best kicks from Game 1, plus the women’s semifinals after the break.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.