The NBA Finals will begin tomorrow night, Thursday, June 5th. The game will begin at 8:30 and the San Antonio Spurs will be hosting the Miami Heat. For the Heat, it will be their fourth straight year appearing in the Finals. The Spurs will be returning to the Finals for a second straight year and will be looking for revenge.
The Miami Heat have 3 peat on their mind, but it might not be that easy. The Heat have pretty much breezed through their first few series in the playoffs and haven’t had much competition. The Spurs will by far be their hardest team to face, and each team has had success against one another. LeBron James is rolling now for the Heat as he is averaging 27 points per game. Dwayne Wade has also stepped up and has gotten back to his old ways. Clearly the Heat have their best players rolling at the right time but will that be enough to be the veteran Spurs?
The Spurs have also had an easy time in the NBA playoffs so far this year. Aside from the Thunder series, they were pretty much blowing out every team that they faced. The Spurs, in my opinion, are the better ‘team.’ They are more balanced and have the revenge factor going for them. All year long they have said that the Heat were the team that they wanted to face and they finally have them. Also, TIm Duncan made it known that the Spurs are going to do it this year and that is not something you usually hear coming out of his mouth.
This is going to be an awesome series, and anyone who watches the NBA has to be excited. It will feature the legitimate top two teams and it is not going to disappoint. The series could come down to which team plays the best at home, but it could also come down to which team can stay the most healthy. The Heat and Spurs have dominated the NBA this season but only one team will come out on top.
The Prediction: Spurs in 6
Why? Tony Parker is going to dominate. He and Tim Duncan want this championship badly and they are going to get it. They haven’t forget that they blew their chance last season, and they are not going to against this year. The Spurs will need their young players and bench to stay consistent for them to pull it out. Stopping LeBron is obviously not going to be easy, but the Spurs are one of the best teams in the NBA when it comes to game planning. This series is going to come down to the wire, but I see the Spurs redeeming themselves and coming out on top.
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