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MIAMI -- Game 7s do more than settle championships. Jersyes From China . They define legacies. No matter what happens Thursday night, LeBron James and the Miami Heat, and Tim Duncans San Antonio Spurs have already won NBA titles and secured a place in history. Now is their opportunity to elevate it. The truly memorable teams won the hard way, and that will be the case for the one celebrating at centre court this time. Its either a Heat repeat, possible only after James led them back from what seemed certain elimination in the closing seconds of Game 6, or the Spurs shaking off as gut-wrenching a loss as a team can have to become just the fourth club to win a Game 7 of the NBA Finals on the road. You can watch the game live NOW on TSN beginning with the pre-game show, and follow along online with our NBA Gametracker. You can also listen to the action on TSN 1050 and TSN 690. "As a competitor you love it, because you know you have an opportunity and its up to you," Heat guard Ray Allen said. "We have a chance in our building to make something great. All of our legacies are tied to this moment, this game. Its something our kids will be able to talk about that they were a part of. Forever will remember these moments, so we want to not live and have any regrets." Allen played in the game the last time the NBAs season went down to the very last day, the Boston Celtics fading at the finish and falling 83-79 to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010. That made home teams 14-3 in finals Game 7s, with no road team winning since Washington beat Seattle in 1978. Overcoming those odds, not to mention the NBAs winningest team, would make this more memorable than the Spurs previous four titles, though this is a franchise that never dwells too much on the past or looks too far into the future. All that matters is now. "You know what, its all about just winning the title. Its not about situation or what has led up to it," Duncan said. "Its a great story for everybody else, but were here for one reason, one reason only: Its to try to win this game (Thursday). We have had a very good season thus far, and I think we just want to get to the game more than anything. We just want to see what happens and be able to leave everything out there." The teams trudged back to the arena Wednesday, some 12 hours after the Heat pulled out a 103-100 overtime victory in Game 6 to even the series. The Spurs, five points ahead with 28 seconds left in regulation, had to fight off fatigue and heartbreak, insisting neither would linger into Thursday. By far the best game of this series, Game 6 immediately took its place among the best finishes in finals history, with everything from James triple-double to Allens tying 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left in regulation. It had close calls, debatable decisions, and the NBAs best player at his very best when his team needed him most. Games 2-5 in the series had been ugly, but that one was a beauty. "I think -- I know -- that game will go down as one of the best finals games thats been seen," Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. "But I think this series will go down as being one of the most competitive, bizarre series thats been seen. So this is what you pay for to watch. You pay to watch two great teams battle to the very, very end, and thats what well do (Thursday). It will be to the very last second." The Heat could become the NBAs first repeat champions since the Lakers in 2010. James and Chris Bosh moved to Miami to join Wade a few weeks later and they are in the finals for the third time in three chances. But playing for titles is more expected than celebrated now in Miami, and a 66-win season that included a 27-game winning streak -- and perhaps the whole Big Three era -- goes down as a failure if the Heat fall Thursday. Yet James said he doesnt need the victory to validate his decision to take his talents to South Beach. "I mean, I need it because I want it and I only came here -- my only goal is to win championships," he said. "I said it, this is what I came here for. This is what I wanted to be a part of this team for." He, Wade and Bosh are going for No. 2, while San Antonio is getting a second shot at what would be a fourth together for Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. All their years together have given the Spurs trio the belief they can bounce back from Tuesdays collapse. The team went to dinner after the game, Duncan figuring that was better than guys sitting alone with their thoughts in their rooms. Parker and Boris Diaw discussed a similar situation with the French national team in the 2005 European championships, when they blew a late lead against Greece in the semifinals but then came back to beat Spain for the bronze medal. "We just have to be positive and forget Game 6," Parker said. "It was a great opportunity, but thats life. Its basketball and everybody will be ready." So will James, who was planning a relaxing night with family and friends Wednesday. He has the most at stake in the game, and when its over hell be either a two-time NBA Finals MVP or a two-time loser in a Heat uniform. "I want to go down as one of the greatest. I want our team to go down as one of the greatest teams. And we have an opportunity to do that," James said. "Hasnt been many teams to win back-to-back championships. Its so hard. Its the hardest thing. I said last year it was the hardest thing Ive ever done, winning my first. Last year dont even come close to what weve gone through in this post-season and in these finals. "So Ill be there (Thursday) night. Im going to give it my all." The Spurs have never lost in the finals, but theyve never faced a situation quite like this. They won a Game 7 for the 2005 championship, but that victory over Detroit was at home. The last five finals that went the distance all went to the home team. "I dont really care what its been like for anybody else at any time," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "All I know is we have had a hell of a year and we have an opportunity to win a championship. Thats all that matters."Cheap Jerseys Authentic . JOHNS, N. Cheap Jerseys China . World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the gold medal with 237.71 points, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch followed at 208.45 and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third at 187. . There are surprises among the Vezina candidates, but most of the others are standard top-tier performers, even if the two Hart Trophy runners-ups have never been quite as good as they have been through the first half of the season.A prosecutor is seeking a suspended six-month sentence for Antonio Conte over his alleged role in a match-fixing case. Italian public prosecutor Roberto Di Martino formalised his request on Tuesday as Contes fast-track trial began. Conte did not attend the hearing. Di Martino also requested that Italy coach and future Chelsea boss Conte be handed an €8,000 (£6,409) fine.Conte is accused of committing sports fraud during the 2010-11 season when he was coach of Siena. He denies wrongdoing. Conte starts next season in charge of Chelsea The match under investigation is Sienas 1-0 victory at Albinoleffe in May 2011. Sienas 2-2 draw at Novara, also in May 2011, was dropped from the inquiry.Contes lawyer Leonardo Cammarata told Reuters: Antonio Conte denies any wrongdoing and any knowledge of an attempt at match-fixing.Cammarata also said that the defence is due to make its final statement to the court on April 11 and a verdict is due in mid-May.Even if Conte is convicted, he would have the option to apppeal to the Court of Appeal and then the Court of Cassation. Wholesale Jerseys China. . He would not be considered guilty, under Italian law, until all appeal processes had been rejected or he accepted the judgement. It will therefore not affect his chances of taking up his role at Chelsea.  Conte denies any wrongdoing and any knowledge of an attempt at match-fixing Conte is one of around 100 suspects in the sprawling Calcioscommesse corruption inquiry who are awaiting judgement.The 46-year-old served a four-month ban during the 2012-13 campaign, when he was at Juventus, for failing to report fixing at Siena.Conte signed a three-year deal with Chelsea on Monday and will officially take up his new role following the conclusion of this summers European Championship in France.  Also See: Chelsea appoint Conte Conte may be criticised Liverpool first up for Conte Contes Chelsea to-do list Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '

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