We all remember last years epic 7-game NBA Finals series between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, well….we are set for a rematch!
Both Miami and San Antonio were able to close out their Conference Finals series in 6 games, setting up the highly anticipated rematch between the 2 teams on the biggest stage in basketball.
This will be Miami’s 4th consecutive season in the NBA Finals, but they are just concentrating on completing the 3-peat for now.
As for San Antonio, they are still bitter over last years collapse in Game 6, and are still having nightmares of Ray Allen’s three-pointer which saved the Heat’s season. They are determined to come out on top this season, and to spoil Miami’s dreams of a 3-peat.
Although we are seeing the same teams as we saw in last years finals, it won’t be completely the same.
Why won’t it be the same you might ask?
We are no longer in the 2-3-2 format, which many didn’t fully support in the first place. Instead, we are returning to the 2-2-1-1-1 format (which is used in every playoff series.)
Personally, I prefer the 2-2-1-1-1 over the 2-3-2. One of the main reasons we used the 2-3-2 format was to save traveling time, but that is no longer an issue.
The San Antonio Spurs have a reputation for being “boring” and “way too old.” Yes, that might be true at times, but they play beautiful team basketball. They were 1 rebound away from winning an NBA championship. Instead, Chris Bosh grabbed that rebound which led to Ray Allen’s historic three-pointer.
What are your predictions for the NBA Finals? Heat or Spurs? Let your voice be heard in the comment section below!