Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade said Wednesday that his knee is swollen and sore, but to expect him back on the court when the team squares off against the San Antonio Spurs in the deciding Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
The NBA is more reliant on the 3-pointer than ever. Entering Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, there had already been more 3-pointers made (1,171) and taken (3,414) than in any postseason in league history, and both were well ahead of the numbers posted last season.
He’s often the most criticized member of the Big Three. But he’s described by head coach Erik Spoelstra as the team’s most important player. In Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals, Chris Bosh lived up to Coach Spoelstra’s definition at the most important time in the contest.
The Miami Heat forced Game 7 with the San Antonio Spurs thanks to a remarkable comeback for the ages in Game 6. It’s only after the stats were processed did the unlikely rally really get put in perspective.
Imagine being just seconds away from the pinnacle of your career only to watch it slip away for at least two more days. That’s what happened to the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night as the team was less than 30 seconds away from becoming the 2013 NBA Champions.
Much has been made of Miami Heat superstar LeBron James losing his headband during the Heat’s run in the fourth quarter. But another Heat player put on a nice show sans a piece of equipment in the quarter as well.
Miami Heat fans, at least those who could get their hearts restarted Wednesday morning, are looking for anything that might give the advantage to the Heat in Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals. It turns out, they have to look no further than the Miami Marlins.
The Miami Heat had no more mulligans left to play Tuesday night when Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals tipped off. It was either win, or the team was on a one-way trip to an early summer vacation. The Heat fought back from a double-digit lead and forced overtime where Miami held the Spurs off just enough to get a 103-100 victory which forces a Game 7 Thursday night.
The Spurs have long been the NBA’s gold standard when it comes to drafting and development, preferring to roll up their sleeves and scour the globe to find the right players to slot into well-defined roles in San Antonio.
When opponents have seen Miami Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in the open court on a fast break, the result is usually an easy bucket for the Miami Heat. But in Game 5, Miami’s bread-and-butter went stale and helped submarine an otherwise solid effort by the team.