Hello and welcome to the Evening News. As the Finals continue, we’ll keep you updated every evening. What’s happening today? Here’s the latest from around the league:
The San Antonio Spurs might be in trouble. On the surface, things appear to be OK. The Spurs have executed their defensive game plan, which is to turn LeBron James into a passer. They have prevented the Miami Heat from turning either game into an extended relay race. And most important, they secured a split of the first two games as the road team, which is practically mandatory in the 2-3-2 format of the NBA Finals. Beneath the surface, however, the Spurs
Even before a preposterous third and fourth quarter run, the Miami Heat had already gotten back into a great position in its NBA Finals series against the San Antonio Spurs. Through the changes and adjustments made by the Heat during the first three quarters of Game 2, they had already erased the bad mistakes and trends that ended up haunting them in Game 1. Sure, the result was a 103-84 blowout win for Miami over San Antonio, but margin of victory
The Miami Heat have not lost two consecutive games since January. What happens to them if they drop Game 2? I’ll tell you: They run the risk of becoming mental midgets in Game 3 and then getting swept out of the NBA Finals next Thursday night. Should we expect that to happen? The folks who have 25-1 odds on a San Antonio sweep certainly hope so, but there is still a long, long way to go in this series.
LeBron James’s 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists were not enough to defeat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals, but can we expect more from? Should be expect more from him? Do the Heat need more from him? Moke Hamilton doesn’t seem to think so. He joined the Fred and Ted Show with Fred David and Ted Johnson on CBS Houston’s 610AM and reflected on Game 1.
Indiana took Miami to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals but the Heat were able to knock out the Pacers in Game 7. The San Antonio Spurs may have as much talent as the Pacers, but they’re a much better team. With sturdy defense, unusual discipline and unbelievable performances from its two brightest stars, San Antonio edged Miami, 92-88, to take Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. First of all, and most importantly, Miami has to contend with an
MIAMI – In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James had great numbers – 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists for a triple-double. But the most important number for James might have been 12. James played all 12 minutes of the third quarter, which admittedly drained him to some extent before the beginning of the pivotal final period. That was when the San Antonio Spurs overtook the suddenly sloppy Miami Heat and escaped with a 92-88 victory that now has