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Ray Allen #34 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals

Ray Allen #34 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals

Ray Allen #34 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals

Tim Duncan tallied 21 points and 10 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs stunned the two-time defending champion Miami Heat 110-105 in game one of the 2014 NBA finals on Thursday.

A broken air conditioner system inside the AT&T Center arena caused all sorts of problems for both teams, especially Miami's LeBron James, who had to leave the closely-contested game late in the fourth quarter suffering from heat-related problems.

Temperatures inside the arena Thursday hit 33 degrees Celsius (91F) during the second half.

James finished with a game-high 25 points but even before he went to the bench for good he had trouble getting up and down the floor under his own steam.

When he left the game and headed to the dressing room - with four minutes remaining in the fourth - last year's finals MVP had to be carried across the floor by his teammates to the Miami bench.

The Spurs blamed the sauna-like conditions on a problem with the electrical supply to the air conditioning in the building.

Tony Parker finished with 19 points and eight assists while Manu Ginobili came off the bench for 16 points and 11 assists for the Spurs who are trying to win their fifth NBA championship since 1999.

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