Spurs vs. Heat: Crucial Key for Each Team in Balanced NBA Finals Matchup

June 4th, 2013 by Tim Keeney Leave a reply »

While the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat are entering the NBA finals on two contrasting paths, there are very few differences separating them.  

In LeBron James and Tony Parker, each team has an unsolvable problem. 

In Dwyane Wade and Tim Duncan, each team has a legitimate "secondary" superstar. 

Each also has tremendous depth in role players who are capable of turning a game around in an instant. Each is efficient on both ends of the court, prepares well and has excellent coaching staffs.

This series has all the makings of a seven-game classic. Here's a look at what could be the key factor for each team in this even battle.  


Miami Heat: Stay Small

This may seem rather blasphemous so soon after watching the Indiana Pacers obliterate the Heat on the inside.  

Roy Hibbert averaged 22.1 points and 10.4 rebounds, David West chipped in 16.6 and 8.9 and Indiana did essentially whatever it wanted in the middle—a major reason why the series lasted the full seven games. 

But while Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter ar ...

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