Jun 5, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) talks to San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during the second quarter in game one of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Finals: How will the Heat respond in Game 2?

With there being 2 days off between Game’s 1 and 2 of the 2014 NBA Finals, the media has managed to over-blow and talk about the same topics for 2 days straight, in anticipation of a pivotal Game 2 on Sunday night.

What topics have been over-blown? How many times have you heard that LeBron James left in the 4th quarter of Game 1 with cramps? And that the air conditioning went out during the game? Way too many times to say the least.

Game 2 of the NBA Finals will be a series changing game, as if the Miami Heat win they will tie the series at one game apiece, but if they can’t they will fall behind 2-0  in the series and it will be a very difficult hole to climb out of.

There will be a lot of pressure on LeBron James to come through with a great game in Game 2 to help Miami tie the series. All eyes will be on him to see how he responds from having cramps in the previous game. On second thought, when has there not been pressure on LeBron James to succeed? He has had all the cameras on him since he was like 15 years old.

Miami has been in this kind of situation before this postseason, as they lost Game 1 on the road to the Indiana Pacers, but came back to win in Game 2 of the series, and won the next two games to later go on to win the series in 6 games. The Heat also lost Game 1 last year in the NBA Finals to the Spurs, and still managed to win the series.

My prediction is that the Miami Heat will respond with a win in Game 2. It will be a nail-biter to the buzzer sounds, but I have the Heat tying the series. Who will lead the way for the Heat? I say Dwyane Wade has a big game tonight, carrying Miami to a pivotal Game 2 win to tie the series.

How will the Heat respond this time? Will they win Game 2 and tie the series? Or will the San Antonio Spurs take control of the NBA Finals? Let your voice be heard in the comment section below!

Here’s a “mini-movie” of Game 1. The mini-movie series is a great one, made by NBA.com:

 

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