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5 Things to Watch For In Game 6 of NBA Finals

Five things to watch for in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, as the San Antonio Spurs try to clinch their fifth title and end the Miami Heat’s reign on Tuesday night:

06/18/2013

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Spurs A Model Of Patience & Success

The Spurs have long been the NBA’s gold standard when it comes to drafting and development, preferring to roll up their sleeves and scour the globe to find the right players to slot into well-defined roles in San Antonio.

06/18/2013

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Heat Need Big Game From James Again

A little more than a year ago, the Miami Heat stood on the verge of elimination in the Eastern Conference Finals. The team’s heart and the ability of the Big Three were being questioned left and right ahead of Game 6 of the Conference Finals.

06/18/2013

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Odds Stacked Against Heat In Game 6

The Miami Heat dug themselves a hole when they allowed the San Antonio Spurs to go up 3-2 in the 2013 NBA Finals. Heading into Game 6, the Heat face long odds of just getting to Game 7, much less winning the NBA championship.

06/18/2013

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Heat Have No Room For Error Versus Spurs In Game 6

They lost three times in three months in one of the most overpowering stretches the NBA has ever seen.

06/18/2013

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Heat Have Been Here Before

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.

06/17/2013

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Manu Ginobili Sparks Spurs To Game 5 Win

Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed. He went to the bench, and they chanted his name. The sights and sounds of so many San Antonio spring nights were back Sunday — and the real party might be just a few days away.

06/17/2013

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Spurs KO Heat; Lead Series 3-2

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.

06/17/2013

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Manu Ginobili Sparks Spurs To Game 5 Win

Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed.

670 The Score–06/17/2013

Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs pats teammate Manu Ginobili on the back of his head during game 5 of the NBA finals against the Miami Heat on June 16, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas., where the Spurs defeated the Heat 114-104 and now lead the series 3-2. (Photo credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Ginobili Sparks Spurs To Game 5 Win, 3-2 Series Lead Over Heat

Manu Ginobili broke out of a slump in a big way with 24 points and 10 assists in his first start of the season, and the Spurs beat the Miami Heat 114-104 to take a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals.

06/17/2013

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LeBron Answers Critics In Game 4

Miami Heat superstar and NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James looked like a shell of himself in Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. He promised he would play better in Game 4 and just like the mailman, he delivered.

06/14/2013

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Big 3 Help Heat Even NBA Finals With Spurs

Miami Heat owner Micky Arison had a message as he walked to the winning locker room.

06/14/2013

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Heat Handle Spurs 109-93; Finals Coming Back To Miami

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.

06/14/2013

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Fatigue May Keep Miami From Repeating

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.

06/13/2013

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Spurs Point Guard Tony Parker To Play In Game 4

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.

06/13/2013

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Parker To Play In Game 4 Against Heat

Spurs guard Tony Parker said he will play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals after his availability was in doubt because of a mild right hamstring strain.

06/13/2013

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LeBron James On Game 3: ‘I Played Like Sh**’

Following his dismal performance in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James was honest. Brutally honest.

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Parker Says He Hopes To Play In Game 4

San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker says his sore right hamstring has a “slight elongation” and that he hopes to play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat on Thursday night.

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5 Things Learned In Game 3 Of The NBA Finals

Five things to take away from the San Antonio Spurs’ 113-77 win over the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night:

06/12/2013

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