San Antonio vs Miami Heat Preview

By Rhys T-J

Jun 18, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) shoots between Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) and LeBron James (6) and Mike Miller (13) during the second quarter of game six in the 2013 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Your San Antonio Spurs take on world champion Miami Heat tonight in a rematch of last years finals. After suffering a demoralising loss at Houston, the Heat will be looking to get back on track in the second step of this Texas two-step. the keys to winning the game for the Spurs are:

1: Don’t let LeBron put up a career high. Against Charlotte the other night, he managed to put up 61 points. Its not necessarily a bad thing for San Antonio if LeBron is scoring a lot, but if he is efficient like he was against the Bobcats (only took 33 FGs) then its all over. Kawhi, Boris and Danny Green‘s must force The King to take difficult shots.

2: Slow down D-Wade. In his last 3 games, Wade is scoring 24 points and 5 assists per game, both of which are higher than his season average. He’s also shooting 62% from the field. While everyone will focus on LeBron, the Spurs need to do a good job of communicating on D to make sure Wade isn’t open for easy baskets.

I predict the Spurs just squeaking a win out here, maybe on a buzzer beater. Let’s hope so! Finally, as it is “Remember the Alamo Day”, the Spurs need to put up a good fight in honor of their (well not THEIR but you know what I mean) predecessors! For Davy, For Bowie, COME ON SPURS!