3 Keys for the San Antonio Spurs to Win in Miami

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 1.  Keep Manu Ginobili on the court

Jun 8, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21), guard Tony Parker (9) and guard Manu Ginobili (20) talk during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in game two of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. The Heat won 98-96. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Limited by foul trouble in Game 2, Manu didn’t really have the impact that we are accustomed to seeing from him throughout these 2014 NBA playoffs.

He finished with 19 points on seven-of-15 shooting, four assists and three turnovers. Hs first half wasn’t very good; but he did have some good moments in the second—the Spurs were +54 with Ginobili on the court in second half of both Game 1 and Game 2 combined.

Simply put, if Ginobili isn’t play well, the Spurs aren’t playing well. But Manu can’t play the whole game, and that is where Marco Belinelli comes in; but Belinelli needs to start hitting shots, or else he will stay on the bench. His confidence is at a season low, and he is really hurting the San Antonio offense that we are used to seeing flourish, even when the bench is playing.

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