NBA Finals, 2005: Game 7.

Duncan grabbed the offensive rebound, pump-faked, and put the ball in the hole, drawing a foul. Then — and you could see the monkeys flying off his back as he shot it — he hit the free throw.

NBA Finals, 2005: Game 6.

The Spurs and the Pistons are both defensive-oriented teams, but beyond that, they have very different styles.

NBA Finals, 2005: Game 5.

Game 5 of the NBA Finals was far and away the biggest, best game of Robert Horry’s long playoff career.

NBA Finals, 2005: Game 2.

When your team is down by 21 points and Darko Milicic is on the floor with four minutes left in the game, you know it’s over.

NBA Finals, 2005: Game 1.

For fair-weather fans riding the Heat and Suns bandwagons, this matchup is going to be a slow, ugly grind, but even if you’re not a fan of great defense, both teams are capable of executing a lovely half-court offense.

Pistons win NBA Championship.

Detroit finally put the Lakers out of their ever-increasing misery tonight, winning Game 5 and the championship, 100-87.