A crucial game three in the NBA Finals tonight in Miami. The Heat earned a split in San Antonio, so the Spurs are going to have to find a way to win in Miami.
Spurs at Heat
8:00 pm Central
After a split in San Antonio, the Finals shifts to Miami for games three and four. Game two was dominated by LeBron James, who led the Heat to a late victory one game after suffering from severe leg cramps. He remains the best player in the world, and that's a pretty good thing to have.
On the other hand, San Antonio has looked like the better team for long stretches, despite poor play from their third best player, Kawhi Leonard, who has struggled with fouls and hasn't found his offense while spending most of his time trying to guard James.
Both games so far have been decided by who goes on the run in the final minutes, and it's certainly possible that it will be decided that way again. Despite the fact that Miami got a split in San Antonio, I would feel OK if I'm the Spurs. The Heat have relied heavily on Rashard Lewis, and if they keep doing so, I think it will cost them. It seems to me that San Antonio can still play better, and I'm not sure how much more the Heat have than what they showed in game two.
Or I'm wrong, and the Heat are just getting on a roll. We'll start to see tonight.
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