Oh, So THIS Is Why ESPN Doesn't Do A Game By Game Projecion In A Best of 7
My prediction of Game 1 of the NBA Finals turned me from "total Spurs homer" to "why no luv my team no more" guy.
Yes, I thought the Spurs would lose. My logic was sound: the Spurs had been off far too many days. They would be rusty. Miami has a reputation of being front runners. If they got out to a big lead in the 1st half, it could get ugly. Not 30 points ugly, but 15 points ugly.
But, DESPITE THE RUST (they were, don't make stuff up), the Spurs showed why they are the Best of the West (copyright: the tshirt you bought at Academy). They hung in. They wouldn't let the Heat get that double digit lead.
I was listening to the Heat Radio broadcast. Oh. My. Homer! But despite the bias, they made a great point at the end of the 3rd. Just when you thought the Heat would start running away, the Spurs would rope right back in.
As I've said before, when it's close at the end, you expect the Spurs to get it done. Unless it's Lebron, you don't expect it from the Heat.
Winning time, Tony Parker ONCE AGAIN rose to the occasion. And you will never see a tighter buzz beater than that.
Spurs have completed one mission. They have taken a game in Miami.