The Rematch begins tomorrow night in San Antonio.. But first, let’s take a trip down memory lane.
We know the Spurs are ready to go. After taking down the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games, the Spurs took the crown in the West once again. After coming out on top in the gauntlet known as the Western Conference Playoffs, the Spurs will get another chance to face the Miami Heat after losing their 3-2 lead against them in the 2013 NBA Finals. Tim Duncan and company are looking to pick up the franchise’s 5th NBA Championship since 1999.
On the other side, the Miami Heat are coming off of an impressive Game 6 victory against the struggling Indiana Pacers, giving them their fourth straight NBA Finals appearance. We know the mission LeBron James is on; he has made it clear that his goal is GOAT status. He is 29 years old and still has a ton of great basketball ahead of him, but a loss in this years NBA Finals would do some significant damage to his overall legacy. Expect some epic performances from King James on the biggest stage of them all.
Enough about this years NBA Finals. The games haven’t started yet, so let’s take this opportunity to refresh everyone’s memory of the battle between the Spurs and the Heat from last years NBA Finals.
Tune into Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs tomorrow night at 9 pm ET on ABC. In the meantime, here are the top 5 plays from the 2013 NBA Finals.
-Patrick Hazel (@pattywack25)