Experience or youth? It’s often the difference between winning and losing in sports and Game 7 will feature plenty of both for the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.
It’s all right in front of Tim Duncan now, and the big fella can feel it.
During the NBA Finals, one player often has to step up in a big way for his team to eventually hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy into the air. For the San Antonio Spurs, the player who has stepped up hasn’t been Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli or Tony Parker; instead, it’s been Danny Green.
The Miami Heat entered Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals knowing they couldn’t go down 3-1 to a San Antonio Spurs team trying to capture another championship. So, the Heat did what they have done so many times the last three years, rode the Big Three to victory.
Miami Heat superstar and NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James looked like a shell of himself in Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. He promised he would play better in Game 4 and just like the mailman, he delivered.
It’s rare, but the Miami Heat does lose an occasional game or two. They just don’t do it in consecutive games, at least not for the last six months. And when the Heat does respond to the loss, it’s usually in an overwhelming manner.