*** 2013 NBA Finals ***

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  1. Bumpus

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    The Western Conference will be represented by my 4-Time Champion San Antonio Spurs (12-2, playoffs)


    Who from the East will act as cannon fodder for our 5th Title???

    Discuss. :chuckle:


    GO SPURS GO!
     
  2. Blackcreekbandit

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    the spurs are looking good this is going to be a good series
     
  3. DuderinoN703

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    :hump::hump::hump::hump::hump::hump:
     
  4. hoops

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    i'll be rooting for the spurs even though i can't stand watching that team play...have to give it to em though...they move the ball damn well and are unselfish...kawhi leonard on lebron though i just don't see going very well
     
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    Why can't you stand watching them play?
     
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    I'm about to go on a little rant.

    The Spurs are a team I respect more than any team in probably any sport. They are a team that showed it is not impossible to build a consistent winner without having lottery picks. Yes they lucked into the First overall pick and got Tim Duncan. But Tony Parker wasn't some top prospect, nor was Manu Ginobili. While those are the Spurs big 3, they have consistenly drafted or picked up the right players for their system. Maybe not all of them are stars, but I honestly believe that without Duncan/Parker/Ginobili you are still looking at a playoff team if for no other reason than Pop being a boss.

    Why am I calling it a rant? Because the Spurs aren't stupid when it comes to prospects. I remember when Thiago Splitter entered the draft, he was considered a lotto pick, but due to his contract in Spain nobody would take him. Nobody but the Spurs would consider George Hill in the first. They also did what they had to do to get a guy who could develop into a Shawn Marion esque player in Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs have also developed Danny Green into a solid starter in the NBA. Sure, having future Hall of Famers helps, but how is it that the Spurs are constantly finding useful players while teams like Sacramento, Charlotte, Toronto, ect mess around in the lottory every year drafting mediocrity at best. How is it that NBA teams constantly feel the need to draft players based solely on potential rather than production? Because of ceiling?

    I'm still amazed that people considered Marvin Williams a top 2 LOCK a few years ago because of potential when you had Deron Williams and Chris Paul there too. I feel there are good players out there, and it's not as hard as some believe it to be to rebuild an NBA franchise. I just feel that too many teams place an emphasis on the wrong attributes.
     
  7. hoops

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    didn't think i would do this but even if the heat advance which i fully expect to tonight i'm picking the spurs to win the nba finals...lebrons not getting any help from bosh and wade...
     
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    as weird as it may sound, I think the Pacers are a better match up against the Spurs because of their front court. Not that the Heat wouldn't be entertaining, but the Pacers have really made Miami's team weaknesses show through, and the Spurs have one thing the Pacers don't have; consistent outside shooting. There were a few games this postseason (Games 3 and 5 mainly) where the Pacers just didn't have anybody outside of Paul George even come close to hitting a 3 point shot.

    Not that Miami wouldn't be a good series, but again, if Battier/Allen/Wade/Bosh/Cole continue to be cold from the field most of the game, I think the Spurs are more likely to take advantage of the situation than Indy has.
     
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    Miami is at an INCREDIBLE disadvantage from a coaching standpoint and that really bothers me going into this.

    Popovich might just be the greatest coach to ever live. Even better than Phil Jackson. Pop can win with any group of scrubs. He gets more out of a lot less.

    But San Antonio appears to be a lot older and a lot slower than Miami. That's an advantage to Miami. But Popovich will find a way to slow Miami down, bore them to death, and pull out some wins.

    Miami has to play the way that they did tonight to win this series.
     
  10. Mike13

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    This will be intresting from a chess match point of view.
    Spoelstra is a very good young coach. But Pop is one of the GOATS.
    Heat in 6, Brainless Broussard and the rest of the Haters commit mass suicide as the result. No one weeps, hell people will celebrate because of that.
     
  11. Greatness920

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    The Spurs might have a Pop but we my friends, we have a LEBRON. A Lebron might I add that was swept by this team and don't you think for one second he doesn't remember that. They double and triple teamed him that series. That ain't gonna work aginst this team.

    LETSS GOO
     
  12. DuderinoN703

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    Miami's overall roster is older than SA. Regarding the core players, I wouldn't worry about the old Spurs. They've been old since 2003 or so. They had the 3rd best scoring avg in the NBA and right in front of Miami. Defensive PPG are about the same.

    The two matchups in the reg season were obviously no help in terms of scouting. I think it'll be a good series.
     
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    Miami's role players are old. The Big 3 + Chalmers are all relatively young.
     
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    well two of em sure aren't playing like it...
     
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    Tony Parker is a few months younger than Wade FWIW. And Kawhi Leonard has probably surpassed Manu as the Spurs 3rd best player.

    Really though, as I look at it, the Heat are relying on much older players than the Spurs. Spurs use 5 players over 30 regularly (Duncan, Manu, Parker, Bonner, Diaw) and have 1 more player over 30 (T-Mac) The Heat only have 5 players under 30; Bosh, Cole, LeBron, Chalmers, and Jarvis Fernando.

    Should be a fun series, but as I said earlier, the Spurs aren't gonna miss as many open jumpers as the Pacers did at times
     
  16. DuderinoN703

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    Yeah and SA's role players are young. So what?
     
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    Tony Parker is the man!
     
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    Everything that I feared would happen in this game happened.

    Miami played at a high level but San Antonio hung around and hung around. Spurs lulled them to sleep and then pounced.
     
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    :woot:

    Game 1 VICTORY!

    3 more to go ...


    GO SPURS GO!
     
  20. Mike13

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    Lucky shot.

    But hell of a game.

    The series will be tied 1-1 by the time we get to San Inbredatonio.
     
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    And then we have to win two of three in San Antonio...
     
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    They ****ing choked...SA has to win 3 more games and they have 3 on their court, not good.
     
  23. Mike13

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    I like our chances.
     
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    I don't..this isn't an inexperienced team like the Thunders. These are champs with a bad mother****er coaching them. We're ****ed.
     
  25. Bumpus

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    :lol: And I like ours. :lol:

    Good luck.
     
  26. DuderinoN703

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    Ever been to San Antonio?

    ---------- Post added at 11:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:52 PM ----------

    :chuckle:

    This again? You said Indy would take Game 7. Reverse jinxes don't actually work. Have some god damn faith in your team fella.
     
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    Dolfan3773 Bleeding 305 since 1987

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    Not reverse jinx...I just never have faith in any Miami sports teams
     
  28. DuderinoN703

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    It isn't like the Heat haven't delivered for you. It's their 3rd straight finals appearance.
     
  29. Mike13

    Mike13 I am a golden god

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    Its a deep south joke, I could have gone the Deliverance route if you prefer.
    :brewskis:
     
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    True but second place doesn't mean anything to me. It's championship or bust for me. I wanted at least a back to back.
     
  31. DuderinoN703

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    I've only been once myself. Pretty expensive to fly into S.A for whatever reason. It seemed like a nice place. Good food. At least they don't have homeless guys eating people's faces off. I'd prefer to get ****ed in the *** by a cousin over that.

    :tumbleweed:

    :crazy:

    :up:
     
  32. DuderinoN703

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    I know the feeling. But if SA takes this series I'd retire as a Spurs fan b/c I'd be more than content with 5 titles. **** next year and any time after that. This current run has outclassed anything the Dolphins, Nationals, and White Sox (my fave MLB team as a kid) have done in my lifetime.
     
  33. Mike13

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    Also, what did HEAT do in game 1 of 06' and '12 compared to '11?
    They lost game 1 and went on to win the championship.
    Ain't even mad.

    Oh when has that ever happened except that one time?
    LOL.
     
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    :lol:


    :clap: :clap: :clap:

    LETS GO TIM DUNCAN!!!! :woot:

    :clap: :clap:
     
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    First of all both championships Heat lost game 1 was away. This is new territory. PERIOD. This was a big loss but it can be recovered if they win game 2. Lebron has to be more assertive yes he had monster stats but relied on everyone making the shots. He can't fall into the spurs trap. Bosh needs to step in his comfort zone more and get away from the 3. that mid range jumper is smooth and silky not the 3. These changes can propel the Heat to the title.
     
  36. DuderinoN703

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    Good. 3773 already gave up like he has each playoff series sans Milwaukee so at least one fan remains.



    One time too many my friend :up:
     
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    I didnt stop watching the year we only won 15 games, why would I stop now?
     
  38. DuderinoN703

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    Aren't there a ton of things to do in Miami? I thought that was why the Dolphins have a hard time selling out during games. :chuckle:
     
  39. fishfanmiami

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    It's one game and now you guys have our attention. Heat in 7.

    ---------- Post added at 12:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:40 PM ----------

    :up:
     
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    Yep, that's the thing about facing my Spurs.

    It constantly happens. Next thing you know, you're asking yourselves "How did that happen?" while you're reaching for those golf clubs.

    You see ... We simply don't fear LeBron. We just go to work & win titles. :up:
     
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    I like the match ups for Miami. Indiana beat them up pretty bad and the spurs were fresh so you stole one game.

    i actually thought Miami controlled the game until the boy genius decided to sit LBJ and Wade with a small lead in the 4th quarter.


    while i'm reaching for those golf clubs :chuckle:
     
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    Just cause I have no faith ( I have none for my Miami teams) doesn't mean I'm not a fan. I ride with my teams no matter what. It just sucks when all your teams suck and one spoils you for a bit.
     
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    The Heat team is by far superior than the Spurs and gave game 1 away.

    I can't figure this team out, but the Spurs are a real smart team and the Heat need to suit up and just put them away.
     
  44. Bumpus

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    :lol: See what I mean? :lol:

    Constantly underestimated.

    The DRIVE FOR FIVE continues!


    GO SPURS GO!
     
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    We got this :hump:

    Go Spurs Go!
     
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    pop proving he's the best coach in the nba...duncan able to stay on the floor and avoid fouls in the 2nd half despite getting called for an awful blocking foul on a blatant charge and being taken off the floor in the first half...heck pop rested duncan in the 4th til like 6 minutes left or something and the spurs were still in striking distance...leonard better on james than i expected but really all about pop forcing the ball out of lebrons hands and other heat players not making shots...even got a solid game from d wade and still lost...bad omen
     
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    not that this takes a rocket scientist to figure out, but unless wade and bosh step up their games, this series will be a quick one, with the spurs winning in prob 5.

    this miami team just does not seem to have the same dominant feeling it did in the reg season and in the 1st round of the playoffs.

    also, i know its not his style of play, but lebron being the best player on the planet, he has got to start being more selfish. this is not the reg season anymore, this is the nba finals. u r the best player by far out of 7 plus billion people on this planet, start being selfish. u can pass the ball of course and all, but especially when game is on line in 4th qtr, dont look to pass lebron, do it on ur own. the heat are going to win or lose based on u, as it should be. this coming from someone who is not a heat fan and would love the spurs to win.

    i want to see lebron shoot 25 plus times. i know that is not his style at all, but hes got to take the game over and be selfish, because clearly wade is not the same, bosh has been nowhere to be found for the most part, and u cant really rely on guys like cole, chalmers, allen, miller, battier, etc, especially with the game on the line.

    should be a great game tonight. all pressure tonight on the heat. they lose, and they will not be coming home for another basketball game in miami. they win, the spurs still did what they had to do, but u got 3 straight games at home, unless u swept, they would have to go back to miami to win it. something they clearly can do.

    anyways, should be exciting tonight.
     
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    After three full quarters, LeBron has yet to clock in. Total no-show.

    Is this dude on Cuban time or some ****?
     
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    Cancel that.

    LeBron has clocked in.
     

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