The much anticipated 2014 NBA Finals will get under-away on Thursday night when the Miami Heat will take the floor against the San Antonio Spurs.
It will be a rematch of last years epic 7-game series, which was definitely one to remember. Especially this historic three pointer by Ray Allen, which was one of the most clutch shots of all time.
You could make an argument that Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals was one of the best games of all-time. Just not in the NBA, but in the history of sports.
We can only hope this years Finals will be at least half as good as it was last year.
Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs are seeking revenge against the Miami Heat, as they were just 1 rebound away from closing out the Heat in Game 6 and winning an NBA championship.
A lot of players on the Spurs have said they still have the “bitter taste in their mouths” regarding how last year ended. I don’t think there has ever been a team who was closer to winning a championship like the Spurs were last year. They already had the security guards with the yellow tape to make sure fans didn’t storm on the court while the Spurs were celebrating.
There was no celebrating for San Antonio that night. None at all.
Will the Spurs get to celebrate this year?
I say no. My prediction for this years NBA Finals is the Miami Heat winning in 6 games, finishing off the three-peat, and with LeBron James winning the NBA Finals MVP.
The weird thing is that the San Antonio Spurs have the better team, there’s just one reason why I don’t see them winning this series, one simple reason.
The Miami Heat have LeBron James, and the Spurs don’t. A few years ago I would’ve included Dwyane Wade in this statement, but those days are over, although Wade has had a great postseason thus far.
San Antonio has better role players, they have the better coach in Greg Popovich, and they have home-court advantage.
But the Miami Heat have LeBron James, and if LeBron can have at least 4 great games this series, there’s nothing the Spurs can do. If LeBron is on top of his game, there is no stopping him.
One other thing to point out before Game 1 is that whoever wins Game 1, it doesn’t really matter. In the last 2 years in which Miami has won the championship, they lost both Game 1′s.
Even the year before that, when the Miami Heat took on the Dallas Mavericks, the Heat won Game 1 of that series, and ended up losing the series in 6 games to Dallas.
What are your predictions for the NBA Finals? How long will the series last? Let your voice be heard in the comment section below!
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