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Spurs handle the Heat and the heat, win 110-95 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals

  • Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) shoots over Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) shoots over Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) is defended by Miami Heat forward Rashard Lewis (9) and center Chris Bosh (1) during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) is defended by Miami Heat forward Rashard Lewis (9) and center Chris Bosh (1) during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 110-95 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals inside a sweltering AT&T Center.

With an air conditioning failure making it feel like basketball in a sauna and causing LeBron James to battle cramps that knocked him out of the game's decisive stretch, the Spurs pulled away to win the opener of the first finals rematch since 1998.

Manu Ginobili had 16 points and 11 assists, and Tony Parker added 19 points and eight assists for the Spurs, who shot 59 percent and improved to 6 for 6 in NBA Finals Game 1s.

James finished with 25 points but played only 33 minutes, and Miami was outscored 36-17 in the fourth quarter.