The Miami Heat have been playing the entire 2012-2013 season with a mentality of championship or bust. After dropping Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Heat’s proverbial backs are against the wall and the championship dreams are close to becoming another Finals nightmare.
The Miami Heat came back to the AT&T Center looking to take a 3-2 lead with the series set to return to South Florida. Instead, the Spurs’ hot shooters stayed hot and San Antonio’s 114-104 victory sends the series back to South Florida.
It was the compelling story of the NBA regular season, the Miami Heat making their run at the league-record mark of 33 consecutive victories.
While the Miami Heat tied the 2013 NBA Finals at 2-2 Thursday night, outside of South Florida, the San Antonio Spurs are the overwhelming selection for Americans to win the NBA championship.
Ever since the 2006 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have turned to Dwyane Wade whenever it needed a lift. So it’s no surprise that in Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals, Wade once again threw the Heat on his back and flashed his ability to a tough San Antonio Spurs team.
The Miami Heat entered Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs knowing they couldn’t lose and go down 3-1 in the series and have a chance of winning the Larry O’Brien trophy. But the Heat’s Big Three responded like the three All-Stars that they are, combining for 82 points and lead Miami to a 109-93.
After getting blown off the floor by the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals; the Miami Heat have been looking for a solution to its problems. That’s where Nate Silver, of 538 Blog, comes in, and he may have a simple answer for Miami fans.
Spurs guard Tony Parker will play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals after his availability was in doubt because of a mild right hamstring strain.
Which Miami Heat team will show up in Texas for Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs? That’s the biggest mystery surrounding the game, scheduled to tip-off at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.
The San Antonio Spurs had no problems dispensing with the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals, but the task may be a little tougher depending on the status of point guard Tony Parker’s hamstring.