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Dejected Duncan, Spurs lament title that got away

Updated: June 21, 2013, 3:40 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- When the San Antonio Spurs swept the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the 2007 NBA Finals, Tim Duncan took time to find a young LeBron James and offer some quiet words of encouragement.

Six years later, it was Duncan who needed the comforting.

As he walked off the court after a valiant effort came up just short in Game 7 against the Miami Heat, Duncan was met by James and Dwyane Wade. The two victors hugged the proudest of these old San Antonio Spurs, who pushed them to the limit ...

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