Heat vs. Spurs: Your 2014 NBA Finals Predictions

The 2014 NBA Finals look like an outstanding matchup on paper. There are so many great plots and subplots permeating the contest between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. You have the old “Big Three” of Duncan, Parker, and Ginobili vs. the current, dominant “Big Three” of James, Wade, and Bosh. You have the best coach in the league (Gregg Popovich) vs. the young half-Filipino mastermind (Erik Spoelstra). The Spurs are still scarred by having the 2013 NBA Championship in their hands and watching it slip away, anxious for redemption in the 2014 NBA Finals. You also have the awesome possibility of Greg Oden winning a championship ring before Kevin Durant, which would be funny just so you can say, “See, that’s exactly what you want in a #1 draft pick.” There are several more stories that make the 2014 NBA Championship so much fun and (in the immortal words from The Goonies) it all starts here.

I’d love to hear your predictions for the 2014 NBA Finals. Who will win and in how many games? Will Tony Parker’s ankle and hamstring hold up longer than Dwyane Wade’s knees? Which players will rise to the occasion? Which ones will flounder? Kindly leave your predictions in the comments section.

As for me, I’m hoping for the San Antonio Spurs in six games. Even though I don’t trust Tony Parker, I’m a big fan of Gregg Popovich’s sense of humor, Tim Duncan’s stoic excellence, Manu Ginobili’s receding hairline, and Marco Belinelli’s uncanny resemblance to a Final Fantasy Tactics supporting character. That said, LeBron James is at the height of his powers and Wade’s knees are healthier than they ought to be. While I’d like to see the 2014 NBA Finals end with the Spurs in six, the Heat in six seems like a more reasonable outcome.

Now it’s your turn. Predictions please!

Author: RPadTV


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