Tuesday, June 18, 2013

NBA Finals Chronicles, Tuesday June 18

I'm taking the Heat tonight. This isn't based on performance, this is based on gut. It's very unfortunate, but they have yet to show me that they are better than the San Antonio Spurs consistently in any facet of the game other than tattoos.

So why am I picking them tonight? It's because they are at home, and they know that if they lose, not only will they have lost an opportunity at a championship, their legacies will have been tarnished. I'm speaking mostly about the Big Three here. If they come out of this 1-2 in NBA Finals, it's not a bad record, but expectations were so high that it would be considered highly disappointing.

I've been waiting for LeBron James to show up and leave his mark on this series. He has been sub par to this point, but a lot of the credit for that goes to Gregg Popovich and the Spurs defense. Even so, I think tonight is the night that he appears and we all watch in awe of the greatest player of this generation. Considering how inconsistent his team has been, I think that's the Heat's only chance of winning.

It needs to happen. It had better happen. That's why I'm taking Miami to take it tonight and send us to Game 7.

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