Not much to say about this one. The Spurs are on the brink of another title, fully six years removed from their last. Danny Green has emerged as one of the heroes with his 3 point shooting, and could conceivably be the MVP with another big game in a win tonight. Would he be the most surprising Finals MVP ever?
Manu Ginobili found his game in game five, and Parker and Duncan were also huge in the most complete offensive performance of the series. Miami will have to figure out how to slow down the Spurs. There is talk about them overplaying Green, but that seems like a bad idea with a perennial all-star like Parker running the show, to say nothing of future hall of famers like Duncan and Ginobili.
LeBron James has been up and down shooting wise in this series. 7-21 in game three, 15-25 in game four, 8-22 in game five. Not surprisingly, game four is the only win in there for Miami. He has to take this game on and be the best player in the world tonight.
I'm looking forward to a good one, with mixed feelings. I'd love to see the Spurs win one more title, but I hate that the season is coming to an end.
Honduras at USMNT: 8pm CDT, ESPN
Another World Cup Qualifier tonight, this one in Salt Lake City. The USMNT has taken all six points over the last two games, including an excellent performance last week against Panama. They will be looking for a bit of revenge, as Honduras beat them 2-1 in the opening game of the Hex earlier this year. Honduras will be missing several key players, however, due to suspension and injury, while the U.S. welcomes back Graham Zusi from suspension and Jermaine Jones from concussion. The only (arguably) first choice player not available to Jurgen Klinsmann is DeMarcus Beasley, who is suspended due to yellow card accumulation.
Playing on home soil, where the U.S. never loses qualifiers, this SHOULD be another three points, which would almost guarantee a trip to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.
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