Round: NBA Finals
Dates: June 9-June 23
Winner: Spurs, 4-3
In another defensive standoff remembered more for its ending, the Pistons and Spurs saved an otherwise underwhelming series with a drama packed final three games. The teams traded blowouts in the first four, with a combined margin of victory of 74 points. But with the series tied at two, Robert Horry refused to let Detroit run away in Game 5. Ol' Bob hadn't scored a basket until the final play of the 3rd quarter, however once he did, there was no stopping him.
Horry went 5-6 from three, including the game winner in overtime, to cap off a 21-point performance. Detroit fought valiantly and came close to becoming the first team to overcome a 3-2 deficit on the road, yet their halftime lead in Game 7 was erased by another Spurs run.